Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 – Producer/Director in Attendance

An Audre Lorde Fall Festival event

Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 brings to light a little-known chapter of the writer’s prolific life, a period in which she helped ignite the Afro-German Movement and made lasting contributions to the German political and cultural scene before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Lorde mentored and encouraged Black German women to write and publish as a way of asserting their identities, rights and culture in a society that isolated and silenced them, while she challenged white German women to acknowledge and constructively use their white privilege.

This documentary contains previously unreleased audiovisual material from director Dagmar Schultz’s personal archive, including stunning images of Audre Lorde off stage. With testimony from Lorde’s colleagues, students and friends, this film documents Lorde’s lasting legacy in Germany.

See more about this award-winning film.


Producer-Director Dr. Dagmar Schultz
received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and taught in the US until 1973. She is a retired professor from the Alice-Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. Schultz was active in the civil rights and women’s movements in the US. She was a co-founder of the Feminist Women’s Health Center in Berlin. She also co-founded Orlanda Women’s Press and was its publisher until 2001. She co-produced the film “Hope in My Heart. The May Ayim Story” in 2007. In 2012 her documentary  “Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 ” had its world premiere at the Berlinale.


A post-film audience discussion will be led by Dr. Annette Henry.


If screening tickets are sold out, you can come to the VanCity Theatre and join the queue for all the no-show tickets.  We expect to be able to provide admission for most folks.


Another Audre Lorde event is being held the previous night, on Wednesday October 15.   See more information here.


Date & Time  Thursday October 16, 7:30pm
Location Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
University of British Columbia



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