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"Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992"

Kehilla Community Synagogue


The seminal poet and professor Audre Lorde is known mostly for her work as a queer, radical feminist and US civil rights activist. But Dagmar Schultz’ 2012 documentary, Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992, focuses on a lesser-known chapter in Lorde’s life, during which she helped to ignite the Afro-German Movement by mentoring Black German women to write and publish essays about their identities and worked with white German women to check their privilege and use it constructively. The intimate feature will be shown at Kehilla Community Synagogue (1300 Grand Ave., Oakland) on Saturday, March 26, from 7–9 p.m. Following the screening, Schultz will be joined by Lorde’s close friend and colleague Ika Hügel-Marshall, who co-authored the film’s script, for a discussion about the film and Lorde’s influential work.