Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992

Saturday 1 December 6.30 pm                                      

Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992
+ panel discussion with poet Dorothea Smartt and activist Lola Okolosie from Black Feminists, chaired by Bidisha

Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992
Dagmar Schultz / Germany / 2012 / 84 mins / English and German with English subtitles

  

The 17th of November 2012 marks 20 years since the death of award-winning African-American lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde. This film celebrates a little-known part of her life when she was a visiting professor in Berlin. During this time, Lorde ignited the Afro-German movement, empowering black women to write and to publish and challenging white women to recognise the significance of their privilege. Using present-day interviews and previously unreleased archive material, the film documents the last eight years of Lorde’s life in what is a moving testament to an amazing, influential woman.

Audre Lorde trailer

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