september, 2020

fri04sepAll Daysun06Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992Directed by Dagmar Schultz(All Day) Event Organized By: Goethe Institut Country:Virtual

Event Details

Audre Lorde came to live and teach in West-Berlin in the 1980s and became the catalyst for the Afro-German movement.

This film is part of Queer as German Folk, a project celebrating the intersectional histories of Germany’s and America’s diverse LGBTIQ+ communities. A digitally modified version of the exhibition Queer as German Folk and a full program of virtual events is presented by the Goethe-Institut in North America in collaboration with its Goethe Pop Ups and the Schwules Museum Berlin (SMU).

The film will be available to stream from September 4, 10AM CST to September 6, 12AM CST. Please register below to receive the streaming link by email. Advance registrants will receive the link on September 4, 10AM CST.

Language: English/German with subtitles in English and Spanish

Price: Free


About the film:
Documentary |Germany | 2012 | 79 min

Audre Lorde – the Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 documents Audre Lorde’s influence on the German political and cultural scene during a decade of profound social change, a decade that brought about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the re-unification of East and West Germany. The film 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. Previously unreleased archive material as well as present-day interviews explore the lasting influence of Lorde’s ideas on Germany and the impact of her work and personality.


september 4 (Friday) - 6 (Sunday)