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Jul 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm
UNDO x ROOFTOP FILMS: Black Mother
This screening is a co-presentation with Rooftop Films and takes place outdoors at the Socrates Outdoor Sculpture Park. Filmmaker in attendance!
Symphony of a Sad Sea
Carlos Morale Mancilla, 12 min
Hugo ran away from the cartel violence in Guerrero, Mexico. As he watches peacefully the whales swimming in the cold sea of Baja, California Norte, he narrates how his 14 year old brother was brutally murdered. Hugo, only 16 years old with a profound sadness and with no family but his father, is sure of only one thing; crossing to the other side of the wall to meet with him, the only person he still has.
Khalik Allah, 77 min
Part film, part baptism, in Black Mother director Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual odyssey through Jamaica. Soaking up its bustling metropolises and tranquil countryside, Allah introduces us to a succession of vividly rendered souls 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. Black Mother was the recipient of the 2015 Rooftop Films and Technological Cinevideo Services Camera Grant.