Dokumentarfilm, D 2012, 84 min, Buch & Regie: Dagmar Schultz, mit Ika Hügel-Marshall and Ria Cheatom
Prolific black, lesbian writer Audre Lorde called Berlin home from 1984 to 1992. Find out how the city informed the radical feminist’s life in Dagmar Schultz’s fascinating documentary.
The film focuses on Audre Lorde’s relation to the German Black Diaspora, her literary as well as political influence, and is a unique visual document about the times the author spent in Germany. The film is also for coming generations a valuable historical document of German history, which tells about the development of an Afro-German movement and the origins of the anti-racist movement before and after the German reunification. The film relates the beginnings of these political debates and therefore facilitates a historical analysis and an understanding of present debates on identity and racism in Germany.
For the first time, Dagmar Schultz’s archival video- and audio recordings and footage will be made available to a wide public.
in Anwesenheit der Co-Autorin und Cutterin Aletta von Vietinghoff