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“Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 at Kino Central Berlin”

The compelling story of Audre Lorde: the woman who changed the history of Berlin women forever

August 03rd, 2017
Cristina Raniolo, Berlin Global
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On the 4th of August at the Kino Central Berlin, a compelling documentary will be screened focused on the great personality of Audre Lorde. She was a civil rights activist, a feminist thinker and a writer that left her footprint in Berlin’s cultural and political History.

Highly involved in the defence of black people rights, she embodied a real wind of change in a city that was at the time, going to address meaningful challenges. Indeed, Berlin faced the fall of the wall in 1989 and the historical reunification of the West and the East.

Her fight allowed women to request more freedom from society, to be more self-confident. Audre Lorde drove a movement of Afro-German women in order to fight for their rights. She became an iconic symbol of hope and strength. Her work affected the way Berlin developed in a very peculiar way introducing issues such as racism, xenophobia and human rights.

Above all, this movie tells the story of a multicultural Berlin, from the point of view of minorities that had the incentive to change the general mood. This movie contributes to show Berlin under different perspectives and in order to so, it is full of sensations combining together politics, culture, art and social issues in a kaleidoscopic way.

Indeed, the film is part of the Berlin Art Film Festival, and it is aimed to everyone who wants to know the way Berlin became such an integrated and multicultural city.

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