Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fundraising for Film on Audre Lorde's visits to Germany and the influence of her work there

I have no idea if the filmmaker plans to integrate what Audre taught about the intersections of sexuality, race, class, and gender, but I hope so.

All that follows is from *here*.

Fundraising for Film on Audre Lorde: A Letter From the Filmmakers

By: Dagmar Shultz
Dear friends and members of CAAR,

I (Audre Lorde’s German publisher) am in the process of making a film – “The marvelous arithmetics of differences. Encounters with Audre Lorde 1984 –1992” – with filmmaker Zara Zandieh on the times Audre Lorde spent in Germany from 1984to 1992.

The film demonstrates how Lorde’s ideas on constructively dealing with differences deeply influenced the development of a Black German movement and the growth of consciousness around racism among White women – a subject few people outside of Germany are aware of.

The project is a very timely one in view of continued struggles aganst racism and around integration.

It seems to closely relate to the purpose and goals of CAAR exploring a significant cross-cultural exchange and coalition building in the context of the Black diaspora.

The film is based on archival materials, videos and fotos I and others took. We also want to integrate footage which Third World Newsreel (TWN) took in Berlin in 1989 for their film “A Litany for Survival. Life and Work of Audre Lorde”, and most of which they did not use. The film is to be finished by the end of 2011 – 2012 is the 20th anniversary of Audre Lorde’s passing.

At this point, we urgently need two types of support: publicity and financial aid. This is a low-budget production for which I have received some, but by far not sufficient funding.

I am trying to raise at least $40,000. Contributions of any amount will be helpful, and of course contributors will be listed as sponsors. Contact: dagschultz1(at)aol.com

We appreciate CAAR’s cooperation in this important project!

Dagmar Schultz
ps: Please find the expose of the film in the file below.