Reviews and Awards

 “The Vision of Audre Lorde: The Edge of Each Other’s Battles”


Best Documentary Production Award
XXII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2007 Audience Award
Cinnafest, Cleveland, Ohio

Audience Award Best Documentary Third Place
International Lesbian Film Festival, 11th Edition
Bologna (Italy)

Audience Award
Reelout Queer Film and Video Festival
Ontario Toronto, Canada

Best Documentary Second Choice
San Francisco Black Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

June 12 – 29, 2003
Audience Best Documentary Award Second Place
San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival


“Filmmaker Jennifer Abod has captured a true icon of our community and through the interviews in the film, we get to bear witness to the charming, witty, insightful, passionate and deeply political Audre Lorde.” University of Arizona Libraries

“After viewing Jennifer Abod’s film, I gained a new respect for Lorde and her work… I gained new hope for a feminist revolution…”
April Dobbins in Sojourner

“…a labor of love and a symbol of commitment to the production of feminist art.” Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

“I’ve seen it twice with audiences of women and it blows me and everybody else away each time, for its moving, insightful, varied, and potentially world-changing content.” Frieda Werden, “WINGS”: Women’s International News Gathering Service

“…This video is a treasure, in the sense of ‘national treasure,’ except I can’t think of anything less Audre, so let’s say ‘global treasure.’ It’s invaluable.”Cynthia Rich, author

“The footage of Lorde in Abod’s film is superb…The depth of discussion in this film is intensely satisfying.” University of Wisconsin, Feminist Collections


“”The Vision of Audre Lorde: The Edge of Each Other’s Battles” gave me essential look at the life and the message of a deeply influential literary activist. The film challenged me to think about the many layers of discrimination that exist both in the world, and within our own social movements. I was moved to tears, and to action.”
    – Tony Lo Presti, Policy Advocate, Environmental Health Coalition, San Diego, CA

“Whether or not you’re a lesbian of color, there is no doubt that if you are politically engaged, this film will be fascinating and beneficial.”
    – Susan Forrest, Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
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“…the film gives us, in its entirety, a vision of what the world might be if we were to talk about the truth of our lives and express without fear our commitment to freedom.”
    – Rima Vesely, A Globe of Witnesses
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Review of the film reprinted from Educational Media Reviews Online, an online resource for video librarians around the country.
    -Reviewed by Susanne Boatright, Library, Blue River Community College
One of the Metropolitan Community Colleges, Kansas City, MO
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Five phat peace signs to sister Filmmaker and Director, Jennifer Abod, for this outstanding cinematic contribution to Black lesbian history.
    – Ta’Shia Asanti
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Doctoral Alumna Brings Vision and Spirit of Feminist Icon Audre Lorde to Video
    – Network Magazine