First screened in November 2019
Director: Khalik Allah. Immersive three-part documentary surveying a cross-section of life in contemporary Jamaica, implicating some of the filmmaker's own family history. Twitter Capsule:
The jagged, wide-angle mosaic of Hale County. The intense immersion of Shakedown. Full of vitalities, fond and pained.
Major trust in its audience. Audacious respect for its subjects. Even aspects that appear weak, like its gender politics, get riskier and more complex.