Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 | 2011
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.