KIN will be taking over the Arnolfini for a long weekend with a multi-room extravaganza of music, conversations, games, skill-sharing and theatrical explorations, with activist meet-ups, live art and wandering provocateurs. Each of the six rooms has a full programme, and the spaces have been uniquely designed with participation and connection in mind. Please note that capacities are limited for each room, so please arrive early to your chosen sessions to guarantee entry.
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Part film, part baptism, in Black Mother director Khalik Allah (Field Niggas and collaborator on Beyoncé’s “Lemonade) brings us on a spiritual exploration through Jamaica to provide an incredible film experience that provokes, transfixes and loosens our senses.
Soaking up the country’s bustling cities and tranquil countryside, Allah introduces us to a succession of vividly rendered souls, including his family members, who call this island ‘home’. Their candid testimonies create a polyphonic symphony, set against a visual prayer of indelible portraiture. Immersed into the sacred, the profane, and everything in-between, Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present.
KIN TALK – Khalik will be beaming into KIN to speak about the film and answer questions.
“Black Mother elevates Allah’s trademark of slow-mo portraits and out-of-sync audio, switching seamlessly from Super 8 to HD video.” – Dazed
“The movie takes its structure from the three trimesters of a pregnancy: the first part assembles the outlines of the island’s colonial history; the second hints at the beauty and tribulations of womanhood; and the final features prayer and baptism as part of a pellucid ode to mortality. The film’s textured neo-spiritual attempt to explore the complex histories of the small island nation—religion, gender dynamics, music, landscapes—stamps Allah as a singular voice in contemporary documentary.” – Film Comment
“The documentary’s exquisite sound design allows diffuse and divergent sentiments to elapse in a seamless flow guided by an elusive dream logic, often gorgeously overlaid with native music and songs of praise and prayer.” – Slant