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.
Congrats to: WHEN I WALK
- Jason DaSilva for the theatrical release of his award winning documentary of his sudden onset of multiple sclerosis and his journey to find healing, self-discovery and love. For more info. AMERICAN PROMISE
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
A Season in the Congo - December 19-22nd
Written by Aimé Césaire and directed by Rico Speight, this is a multimedia
performance depicting the rise and fall of Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime
Minister of the Republic of Congo, newly independent in 1960. Presented on the
100th anniversary of Césaire's birth, TWN is the fiscal sponsor of this play, to
be presented at La MaMa at 74A E. 4th Street. For more info.