Monday, March 25, 2013

March 25, 2013: Focus on Film

"Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years"

Dagmar Schultz and Ika Hügel-Marshall discuss their film "Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years" with Paola Bacchetta.  This unique film documents the time that Black feminist icon Audre Lorde spent in Berlin between 1984 and 1992.  Her presence there helped to build a community of Afro-German women.  She also challenged white feminists to acknowledge the significance of their white privilege and to deal with difference in constructive ways.  The film will screen at Oakland's Parkway Theater on March 31.

Ika Hügel-Marshall discusses her experiences growing up as the daughter of a white German woman and an African-American man after World War II in Germany. Dagmar Schultz reads from Hügel-Marshall’s book, Invisible Woman-Growing up Black in GermanyGet MP3. 32:30 min.

"Pink Smoke Over the Vatican"

Jules Hart
Jules Hart directed and produced the award-winning film "Pink Smoke Over the Vatican," which chronicles the struggle of women for ordination in the Catholic church.  During the recent conclave in Rome, the Women's Ordination Conference released pink smoke as they had done in 2005, to dramatize their demands for inclusion. Get MP3. 20:07 min.

Ordain a Lady music video from YouTube

Listen to entire show.  59:51 min.

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