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The Body of a Poet
A Tribute to Audre Lorde
A film by Sonali Fernando
England, 1995, 29 minutes, Color, DVD
Order No. W99484
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. Its genre-bending celebration of the life and work of Audre Lorde, black lesbian poet and political activist, daringly meshes diverse media conventions and techniques as it explores Lorde's trajectory from birth to death. Refreshing and visually stunning, this brave film features assured acting by a dedicated cast and a taut script comprising the work of contemporary African American lesbian poets.


  • LA Lesbian and Gay Film Festivals, Outstanding Short Fiction Film, Audience Award
  • Imaginaria Film Festival, Bologna, Best Documentary, Audience Award
  • Prized Pieces Festival, Berkeley, Runner-Up, Experimental Film Category
  • Montreal International Film Festival
  • New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

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    "A stylish tribute...a visually accomplished piece which is both atmospheric and highly polished. Fernando has shown a strong directorial hand and a talent for capturing a striking image. "
    Fiona Murray
    Time Out

    "A beautifully shot film about memory and desire...a critically and visually alluring portrait of a modern day poet."
    Issac Julien

    "... a moving and challenging piece, bringing her to life for those who are familiar with Audre Lordešs life and work, and inspiring curiosity in those who are not."
    Kesewa Henessy
    The Voice, UK

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