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Projection : Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992

jeudi 22 août 2019 à 18h

Projection : Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992

▪ Audre Lorde, the Berlin Years | Dagmar Shultz | All, 2012, 79', Vo st Fr
Ce film explore un chapitre peu connu de la vie prolifique de d'Audre Lorde, une période où elle a aidé le mouvement africain allemand à émerger et où elle a apporté sa contribution à la scène politique et culturelle avant et après la chute du mur de Berlin et la réunification

American poet, librarian, and civil rights activist Audre Lorde resided in Berlin, Germany during a critical personal and political time. This documentary chronicles an untold chapter of Lorde's life: her empowerment of Afro-German women, as she challenged white women to acknowledge the significance of their white privilege and to deal with difference in constructive ways. Lorde's influence on the German political and cultural scene was during a decade that brought about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of East and West Germany. Her significant contributions, spanning discourses on racism, xenophobia, anti-semitism, classism, and homophobia within the Black movement and the Black and white women's movement, continue today. Lorde's encouragement that Afro-German women begin writing their history and stories to form political networks in Germany influenced authors such as May Ayim, Katharina Oguntoye and Ika Hügel-Marshall. During these years, Lorde's diagnosis of terminal cancer left her American doctors without hope for her survival. Berlin became her third home where she received naturopathic treatment in part responsible for the next eight years of her life.

An important addition to the documentary A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde. Dagmar Schultz, 2012, US, 1h 18 min

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