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Odyssey Film Club: Black Mother (Jamaican Independence Day Special)

  • Harris Academy South Norwood 2 Cumberlow Avenue London SE25 6AE (map)

Dir. Khalik Allah • 2018 • Jamaica • Documentary • 77 mins • Cert 15

August’s Odyssey Film Club is proud to present documentary Black Mother in our celebration of Jamaican Independence Day.

Part film, part baptism, Black Mother takes us on a spiritual exploration through Jamaica. Soaking up its bustling metropolises and tranquil countryside, director Khalik Allah introduces us to a succession of vividly rendered souls who call this island home.

Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present.

Join us after the film for a discussion and some delicious Jamaican snacks.


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Earlier Event: 8 August
Bring Along Baby: Bohemian Rhapsody
Later Event: 14 August
The White Crow