Screening and Lecture by Filmmaker Khalik Allah

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday


Khalik Allah is a New York based photographer and filmmaker who describes his work as "camera ministry." Since Field Niggas (2015), Allah has been working on his deeply personal ode to Jamaica, BLACK MOTHER (2018), which had its New York premiere at MoMA and Lincoln Center. His first photo-book, Souls Against the Concrete, was published by University of Texas Press in 2017. He also served as the cinematographer for Beyonce's Lemonade.

Allah will lead a workshop discussing his focus on black communities in urban environments and the ethcis of depicting marginalization on screen; investigating the ways in which his distinctive methodology seeks to resist stereotypes that still often frame discussions of race and marginalization, engendering an empathic and nuanced apprach.

Sponsored by the Spencer Barnett Memorial Fund
Established by the family and friends of Spencer Barnett ’09, this fund is used to support film festivals, to purchase and catalog resource materials for the filmmaking, screenwriting, and media arts program, and to purchase art books for the library.