A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde

Date: February 12, 2011
Time: 11am
Location: Washington, D.C.
Price: Free

A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde
Ada Gay Griffin & Michelle Parkerson
Producer: Third World Newsreel
US I 1995 I 60 minutes I English

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.


This documentary screening is proudly supported by Wal-Mart.

About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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