Third World Newsreel is pleased to announce that AUDRE LORDE- THE BERLIN YEARS
1984 TO 1992 won the Festival Favorite Award at the Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian
Film Festival. Congratulations to film director Dagmar Schultz for this
well-deserved achievement! AUDRE LORDE- THE BERLIN YEARS 1984 TO 1992 explores a
little-known chapter of the African American lesbian poet and activist Lorde’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 and the German reunification. Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992 contains
previously unreleased audiovisual material from director Schultz's personal
archive, showing Lorde on and off stage. With testimony from Lorde's colleagues,
students and friends, this film documents Lorde's lasting legacy in Germany.
The film premiered at
the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2012, marking the 20th anniversary of Audre Lorde's passing.
Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984-1992 also won the Audience Award for
the Best Documentary at the Barcelona G&L Film Festival. Watch the trailer
on TWN’s YouTube Channel.
For information on upcoming screenings.
, Oscar Winner, "ambassadress" for Lancome - is also the director
of IN MY GENES
that TWN proudly distributes. This film explores the lives of
several people with albinism in Kenya. The film asks what it means to be part of
one of the most hyper-visible and yet invisible minorities in a predominantly black
KITES AND BORDERS
by TWN Sponsoree Yolanda Pividal premiered at
the Havana Film Festival at the Quad Cinema in NY April 4th and was nominated
for Best Documentary!
by TWN Workshop alum Manauvaskar Klublall
aired on Revolt TV this April!
AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS,
TWN Workshop alum Grace Lee had a theatrical run in NYC and will be at the LA
APA Film Festival this May!
WHEN I WALK
- Jason DaSilva, a TWN sponsoree, for the theatrical release and the upcoming POV broadcast of his award winning documentary about his sudden onset of multiple sclerosis and his journey to find healing, self-discovery and love. For more info.
-Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson, and the American Promise team, a TWN fiscal sponsored project, on their theatrical release. A documentary 13 years in the making, the film provides a rare look into the lives of two middle class Black families as they navigate the ups and downs of parenting and educating their sons. For more info, visit www.Americanpromise.org.
Rodney Evans for the theatrical release of THE HAPPY SAD
, a TWN fiscal sponsored project, a drama about two young NYC couples—one black and gay, one white and straight—whose lives become intertwined. For more info visit