On Monday, March 18, the Black Film Center/Archive welcomes guests Drs. Marion Kraft and Dagmar Schultz to present and discuss the 2012 documentary, AUDRE LORDE: THE BERLIN YEARS 1984 to 1992.


At 3:00 PM, Afro-German scholar and Lorde translator Dr. Marion Kraft will present a Jorgensen Lecture at IU Cinema to discuss her role in the film and Lorde’s influence on the German Black and Feminist movements.

At 7:00 PM, Director Dr. Dagmar Schultz will present her 2012 documentary and will be joined by Dr. Kraft for a Q&A following the film.

The trailer is available online here.

Schultz wrote recently:

A year has passed since AUDRE LORDE – THE BERLIN YEARS 1984 to 1992 had its world premier at the Berlinale. The film has been screened at over 40 festivals worldwide and has been shown at numerous other venues and at conferences in Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Interest in the film is expanding more and more: e.g. in Germany AIDS projects are screening it. We hope that it will reach more and more colleges and universities and also schools – for that purpose Marion Kraft designed the Study Guide on the website!

Ika Hügel-Marshall and I travelled 2012 with the Audre Lorde Legacy Cultural Festival in England and in the United States. Now in March 2013 Marion Kraft, protagonist in the film and translator of Audre Lorde’s poetry, and I have embarked on a tour in Canada and the US (for detailed information see calendar on the website):
We are 
– on March 15 at the University of Toronto with the Women and Gender Studies and Caribbean Studies
– on March 16 in Waterloo, Ontario for the Rainbow Reels Queer Film Festival
– on March 18 at Indiana University with the Black Film Center/Archive
– on March 20 in New York City with the Goethe Institute

The film will follow this run with a March 23 appearance at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles as part of the 2013 Outfest Fusion Film Festival.


2 thoughts on “Monday, March 18: Audre Lorde documentary and guests at IU Cinema

  1. Hi, This is Wanjiru Kinyanjui who met and studied poetry at one of Audre Lordes workshops with the Afro Germans at the Free University Berlin. We are planning a Women’s Film Festival in NAIROBI (where I now live) in the month of August. How can we get to screen the film? We are working together with Goethe Institut Nairobi, c/o Barbara Reich who is the Programmes officer there. Thanks! Wanjiru


    1. Wanjiru,
      Thanks for your note! I’ll write you directly with the contact information for the filmmaker, Dagmar Schultz, and her distributor, Third World Newsreel.

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