Event Detail

Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992

Thursday, February 3, 2022, 19:00-20:00 

Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 
Virtual Panel Discussion and Screening

Livestream available on Youtube  and Facebook 
Watch documentary here  
In German.  

Audre Lorde was mentor and catalyst who helped ignite the Afro-German movement. With her active support a whole generation of writers and poets for the first time gave voice to their unique experience as people of color in Germany: Black. Queer. Feminist.  
“Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992” is a compelling and unique documentary that explores the little–known time that U.S. poet and activist Audre Lorde spent in Germany, her relation to the German Black Diaspora, and her literary and political influence. The film is also a valuable historical document of German history, which tells about the development of an Afro-German movement and the origins of the anti-racist movement before and after German reunification. The film presents the beginnings of these political debates and therefore facilitates a historical analysis and an understanding of present debates on identity and racism in Germany. 

Panel Discussion with  

  • Dr. Dagmar Schultz (filmmaker)
  • Ika Hügel-Marshall, co-author 
  • Tahir Della, Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland Bund e.V
  • Moderated by Anne Potjans, Lecturer for North American Literature and Culture, Humboldt University Berlin