Goethe Institut to screen films on Audre Lorde and May Ayim

Goethe Institut Nigeria will on Friday, April 26 host a special screening of two compelling documentaries as part of its film season “BE Longing.” 

According to a statement, the first film, Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992, directed by Dagmar Schultz, sheds light on Audre Lorde’s significant impact on the German political and cultural scene during a decade of profound social change. The documentary explores an untold chapter of Lorde’s life, focusing on her empowerment of Afro-German women and her challenge to white women to acknowledge their privilege. 

The second film, Hope In My Heart – The May Ayim Story by Maria Binder is a moving tribute to the life and legacy of Ghanaian-German poet, academic and political figure May Ayim. The documentary delves into Ayim’s role as one of the founders of the Black German Movement, her research on Afro-German history, and her powerful political poetry.

The screening will take place at the Goethe Institut, 7 Anifowoshe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, starting promptly at 6 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm. 

It is a rare opportunity to celebrate and explore the voices and stories of Afro-German women.

For more information, visit www.goethe.de/nigeria.


Subscribe to our Newsletter
Stay up-to-date