Date: February 12, 2011
Location: Washington, D.C.
A portrait of Audre Lorde, the eloquent, award-winning black, lesbian, poet, mother, teacher, and activist, whose writings span five decades and articulated some of the most important social and political issues of the century. From Lorde’s childhood roots in Harlem to her battle with breast cancer, this moving film explores a life and a body of work that embody the connections between the civil rights movement, the women’s movement, and the struggle for lesbian and gay rights. At the heart of this documentary is Lorde’s own challenge to “envision what has not been and work with every fiber of who we are to make the reality and pursuit of that vision irresistible.”
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition America I AM: The African American Imprint.