The Body of a Poet
A Tribute to Audre Lorde
England | 1995 | 29 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 99484
"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. "
"A beautifully shot film about memory and desire...a critically and visually alluring portrait of a modern day poet."
"... a moving and challenging piece, bringing her to life for those who are familiar with Audre Lorde¹s life and work, and inspiring curiosity in those who are not."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- 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
Sonali Fernando is a writer and filmmaker who has directed thirty films for Channel Four, the BBC and independent release. Working in documentary and drama, she has explored themes ranging from the contemporary art market to the new face of imperialism. Her credits include NINE DAYS THAT SHOOK LONDON, INDIA CALLING, MARY SEACOLE: THE REAL ANGEL OF THE CRIMEA, the multi-award-winning THE BODY OF A POET and the series GREAT EXCAVATIONS, which was filmed in fourteen countries and was shown around the world.
Sonali has written extensively on cultural issues for a variety of publications. She studied at St Paul's Girls' School, London, where she founded and edited the school newspaper, Phoenix, and read English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford. (8/14)