New Film: “Audrey Lorde—The Berlin Years”

Third World Newsreel is proud to release Dagmar Schultz’s documentary film about Black, Caribbean, feminist, lesbian poet and activist Audre Lorde and her legacy to the Afro-German Movement, Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992. Special features include footage of Audre Lorde in Berlin, Lorde reading her poems, Lorde on her work, deleted scenes, trailer, an interview with filmmaker Dagmar Schultz, and the choice of English, Spanish, German, and French subtitles.

Audre Lorde was born in New York in 1934; her parents— Frederick Byron Lorde (called Byron) and Linda Gertrude Belmar Lorde—were immigrants from Barbados and Grenada. A prolific writer, the award-winning writer passed away in 1992. 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of Audre Lorde’s passing.

Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 explores a little-known chapter of Lorde’s prolific life, a period in which she helped ignite the Afro-German Movement and made lasting contributions to the German political and cultural scene before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the German reunification. The film contains previously unreleased audiovisual material from director Dagmar Schultz’s personal archive, showing Lorde on and off stage. With testimony from her colleagues, students and friends, this film documents Lorde’s lasting legacy in Germany.

See trailer here:  

For purchasing information, see http://www.twn.org/twnpages/specialcollect/pdf/TWN_2012NewReleases.pdf

See more on Schultz’s documentary at http://www.audrelorde-theberlinyears.com/ and http://www.langstonarts.org/?p=2798

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