Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992


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Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992

  • 2012
  • Directed By: Dr. Dagmar Schultz
  • Documentary
  • 79 Minutes
  1. Monday, March 18, 2013 7:00 p.m.
Image from the film Audre Lorde The Berlin Years
Audre Lorde wrote, “I am defined as other in every group I’m part of.” Lorde’s recognition of her own marginalized state deeply influenced her work as a poet and activist. This film chronicles her fight to bring a sense of community--and with it a sense of liberation and freedom--to Afro-German women. Her profound work on racism, classism, homophobia, and xenophobia in Germany during this time period effected incredible change. Through Lorde’s efforts, the understanding held by Afro-Germans of their place in society and political empowerment was forever altered. (DigiBeta presentation)

Director Dr. Dagmar Schultz and Dr. Marion Kraft are scheduled to be present.

This event is sponsored by the Black Film Center/Archive; Film and Media Studies; the Departments of African American & African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, English, Gender Studies, and Germanic Studies; the Kinsey Institute; and IU Cinema. Special thanks to the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs and the National Film Preservation Foundation for their support.