March 28, 2018
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KHALIK ALLAH in THE NEW YORK TIMES
BLACK MOTHER selected as one of
11 Movies You Need to Know at New Directors/New Films by A.O. Scott
Gliding from color to black and white, from digital to analog, from grim realism to spiritual ecstasy, the film offers a song of praise to the island of Jamaica and a reckoning with its painful history and hard-pressed present. Mr. Allah gathers a rich blend of voices, faces and natural wonders, a kaleidoscope in which shards of violence and poverty commingle with glimmers of dignity and resilience.
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