Since the Premiere at the International Berlin Film Festival in February 2012, the film has toured the world: five continents, 22 countries, 60 festivals and more than 100 other screenings! —at women’s projects, academic conferences, political organizations and universities. To name a few places, aside from Germany and the United States—and thanks to the DVD's Spanish and French subtitles—it was viewed in Accra, Ankara, Belgrade, Brussels, Geneva, Lisbon, London, Marseille, Montréal, Paris, Rome, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Vienna and Zürich; and recently in Caribbean and South American capitals: Havana, Mexico City, Georgetown, Montevideo and Quito. In February 2014 it had its Asian premiere in Bangalore, India, followed by a screening at the Kashish Queer Film Festival in Mumbai.

The film has received five awards from festivals in Barcelona and Zaragoza (Spain), Palm Springs and New York (USA), and Kingston (Canada).

Audre Lorde’s daughter, Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins, said: “...this film does a great job of showing Audre Lorde fighting fiercely, Audre Lorde galvanizing a movement and reveling in the work of her Afro-German sisters, and Audre Lorde dancing, laughing, and loving in what proved to be the last years of her life. Click here to watch the video of her accepting the Best Documentary Award in the name of the film team from the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival in October 2013 (she appears at 2:21)!

Reactions have been overwhelmingly enthusiastic as you can see from the Comments on the web site, e.g.:

  • “(the film) offers survival resources for countless contemporary movements.” ~ Alexis Pauline Gumbs in make/shift magazine

  • “(the film) was a moving homage to Lorde, and a wonderful opportunity to learn about this less well known aspect of her life. (It) will certainly jump start new thinking in “Lorde” studies.” ~ Warren Crichlow, York University, Toronto

See also the article by Dagmar Schultz, The Reception of Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984-1992 Voice from around the World," in the Feminist Wire.

The DVD has over 70 minutes of extra material, including Audre reading her poetry and reflecting on her literary work. In addition to Facebook and Twitter we now have a YouTube channel with clips from after-screening discussions and with interviews made by director Dagmar Schultz during extensive tours in Hawaii and throughout the US, Canada, the UK and Germany. Take a moment to listen to a most diverse group voice their experiences, inspiration and renewed motivation to action after a viewing.

We want the film Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years, 1984 to1992 to continue its amazing journey. We want many more people to have the chance to be touched and empowered by Audre Lorde.

Please show the film to friends, colleagues, groups and organizations; get institutions to order the DVD; encourage teachers to use it in their classes (a Study Guide is on the web site (also in German).

Click HERE to purchase your North American DVD (NTSC) today.
Click HERE for the film’s Press Kit

The European DVD (PAL) is available from The DVD is in English with subtitles in German, French and Spanish.