Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 (2011)

Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 21mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary, Biopic
Keywords African-American, biopic, poetry, racism, writer
Status Wrapped
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Dagmar Schultz Director n/a 2 2000001
Dagmar Schultz Producer n/a 3 3000001
Dagmar Schultz Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Dagmar Schultz Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Michael Seidel Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Ika Hügel-Marshall Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Aletta von Vietinghoff Editor n/a 172 7000001
A portrait of celebrated Afro-American poet and writer Audre Lorde, who referred to herself as a lesbian, a feminist, black, a poet, mother and activist. In the 1980s, documentary filmmaker Dagmar Schultz, who at the time was lecturing at the John F. Kennedy Institute at Berlin's Freie Universität, invited Lorde to Berlin as a visiting professor. Soon after, Lorde became co-founder and mentor of the Afro-German movement. Here, we get an intimate look at Lorde among her Berlin women friends, colleagues and students, many of whom she encouraged to begin writing. These same women, who later became poets and academics, were the ones to create the first German-language works about Afro-German history and racism.