About the film
berlin, germany afro-german history woman director black women
Audre Lorde : The Berlin Years 1984-1992
Release Date: March 03, 2012
|Writers||:||Dagmar Schultz, Aletta von Vietinghoff, Ika Hügel-Marshall, Ria Cheatom|
Audre Lorde, the highly influential, award-winning African-American lesbian poet came to live in West-Berlin in the 80s and early '90s. She was the mentor and catalyst who helped ignite the Afro-German movement while she challenged white women to acknowledge and constructively use their privileges. With her active support a whole generation of writers and poets for the first time gave voice to their unique experience as people of color in Germany. This documentary contains previously unreleased audiovisual material from director Dagmar Schultz's archives including stunning images of Audre Lorde off stage. With testimony from Lorde's colleagues and friends the film documents Lorde's lasting legacy in Germany and the impact of her work and personality.