Sound and image are never in sync in Khalik Allah’s experimental documentary about Jamaica, which forces viewers to consider the imagery and soundtrack as separate, equally complex entities. The subject matter is also rich and fragmented, as Allah shifts between a range of themes (the most pronounced are poverty, sex work, and womanhood), resulting in a mosaiclike portrait of Jamaica that makes the country seem at once beautiful and dire. A street photographer before he turned to filmmaking, Allah understands the power of portraiture: he often has his subjects pose for the camera as the world goes on around them. The camera sometimes regards the men and women as if they were sculptures, studying their specific physical attributes to gain insight into corporeal experience as a whole. This is highly sensuous filmmaking, not only in its vivid close-ups of flesh, food, and the natural world, but in the varied textures of Allah’s cinematography.