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Black Revolutionary Poets Film Screening

Monday, March 18, 2013, 7:00pm

IU Cinema

Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992 (2012)

Directed by Dagmar Schultz

Monday, March 18, 2013
IU Cinema

(DigiBeta. 81 min. Not Rated.)

Audre Lorde wrote, “I am defined as other in every group I’m part of.” Lorde’s recognition of her own marginalized state deeply influenced her work as a poet and activist. This film chronicles her fight to bring a sense of community–and with it a sense of liberation and freedom–to Afro-German women. Her profound work on racism, classism, homophobia, and xenophobia in Germany during this time period effected incredible change. Through Lorde’s efforts, the understanding held by Afro-Germans of their place in society political empowerment was forever altered. Dr. Dagmar Schultz is scheduled to be present.

Following the screening Dr. Dagmar Schultz, Tiffany Florvil (Ph.D. candidate from the University of South Carolina) and Dr. Marion Kraft will lead a panel discussion.

This series, A Change is Gonna Come: Black Revolutionary Poets, is sponsored by the Black Film Center/Archive, FIlm and Media Studies, American Studies, Department of English, Department of Gender Studies, Department of Communication and Culture, African American & African Diaspora Studies, The Kinsey Institute, Germanic Studies Department, the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, and IU Cinema.