UK rights for Khalik Allah’s documentary Black Mother have sold to doc specialists Dogwoof, ahead of a special live-score screening of the film at Sheffield Doc/Fest on June 10.
Described by Dogwoof as ‘part film, part baptism’, the film is an exploration of diverse elements of Jamaican culture. Dogwoof will release the film theatrically in the UK later in 2018.
As part of this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest (currently taking place from June 7-12), the film will screen with a live score from artist GAIKA on Sunday June 10.
Black Mother had a world premiere in March 2018 at True/False film festival in Missouri, and has since screened at CPH:Dox and the Institute of Contemporary Arts’ Frames of Representation festival. It also received the Yellow Robin award at the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Directed, filmed and edited by Allah, the film was produced by Allah and Leah Giblin. It is his second feature, after 2015’s Field Niggas.