LFFF: Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992


Germany 2012, 84 mins
Director: Dagmar Schultz

Plus panel discussion

17 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 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 a moving testament to an amazing, influential woman.