Black Mother
First screened in November 2019
Director: Khalik Allah. Immersive three-part documentary surveying a cross-section of life in contemporary Jamaica, implicating some of the filmmaker's own family history.

Twitter Capsule: The jagged, wide-angle mosaic of Hale County. The intense immersion of Shakedown. Full of vitalities, fond and pained.

VOR:   Major trust in its audience. Audacious respect for its subjects. Even aspects that appear weak, like its gender politics, get riskier and more complex.

Photo © 2018 Cinereach, 2019 Grasshopper Film

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A

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