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Never Silent: Responding to Audre Lorde

Sun Nov 18, 15:45

Film,Performance, Barbican Cinema, £10.5 / £9.5 con

Two rarely seen film tributes to Black lesbian mother warrior poet Audre Lorde are brought together for the first time to mark the anniversary of her passing. Following the screening poets Dorothea Smartt, PJ Samuels and Andreena Leeanne will pay homage to the great feminist's body of work. 

The Edge of Each Others Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde
dir Jennifer Abod | US | 2002 | 59min

This documentary captures Audre Lorde and event organisers during the ground-breaking I Am Your Sister Conference in December 1990 and powerfully brings Lorde's legacy of poetry and politics to life and conveys the spirit, passion and intensity that remains her trademark.

The Vision of a Poet: A Tribute to Audre Lorde
dir Sonali Fernando | UK | 1995 | 29min

An imaginary biopic, The Body of a Poet centers on the efforts of a group of young lesbians of color to devise a fitting tribute to one of this century's great visionaries.

In partnership with Silver Press. Copies of Audre Lorde’s Your Silence Will Not Protect You will be available for purchase before and after the screening.

Films courtesy of Women Make Movies

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