A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde

Monday, February 23, 2015

Post-film discussion with Jennifer Miller! Digital projection

Audre Lorde was a poet, a lover, a mother and a warrior. Standing on the front lines of civil and sexual rights struggles, Lorde’s voice rang out with a passion that inspired a generation of activists and artists. A Litany For Survival traces Lorde’s work in poetry and civil justice, including interviews with authors like Adrienne Rich and Sapphire, who saw Lorde as a mentor and mother. “The Audre Lorde whose presence I got to experience through the film continues to push me,” described Jennifer Miller, performer, bearded lady and founder of the Circus Amok a New York based circus-theater company. “I remember being shaken and jolted with righteous anger, leaving knowing I could do better.”

  • Country USA
  • Year 1995
  • Running Time 80 minutes
  • Director Ada Gay Griffin & Michelle Parkerson