Nora is an award winning filmmaker whose films include:
“Delivered Vacant” (New York Film Festival, Sundance, San Francisco Int’l Film Festival Golden Gate Award), about housing issues, real estate and gentrification in Hoboken, New Jersey.
“My Mother’s Early Lovers” (Ajijic Festival Internacional de Cine Best Independent Film, Maine Int’l Film Festival Audience Award, Austin Film Festival, New Haven Film Fest, Method FilmFest), a family drama about intergenerational abuse and healing;
“Nothing Like Dreaming” (Lake Placid Film Forum Best of Fest, Hearts & Minds, Maine Int’l Film Festival), Northampton Independent Film Festival, Woods Hole Film Festival, Hearts & Minds Film Festival) about teenagers, mental illness, creativity and the sound of fire set in rural Vermont;
“Sun and Moon Were Children and Lived on the Earth“ (Ajijic Festival Internacional de Cine), based on a Zapotec creation myth, which she made in collaboration with Dragon Dance Theater in Oaxaca, Mexico and Montpelier, Vermont.
“Habits & Choices: Living with HIV“ (National Educational Film and Video Bronze Award, about drug addicts living with HIV, and the harm reduction method of treating them.
The collaborative 6-part film series “Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie” which she initiated, co-directed, co-produced and edited. Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie was completed in 2014. The film series has toured Vermont to enthusiastic response and includes the work of over 49 Vermont filmmakers, plus scores of Vermont musicians, animators, and crew members. The film digs under the surface of Vermont’s bucolic image and reveals surprising stories in a compelling and entertaining manner. The series was recently featured on Vermont PBS and Maine PBS.
Nora is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and various other grants and awards. Raised in Vermont and Paris, France, she graduated from Dartmouth College and holds an MFA in film from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is devoted to telling stories of cultural diversity and place.
Nora is a founding member of the film festival, White River Indie Fest; she serves on Vermont PBS’s Community Council, and co-created Freedom and Unity TV, a film contest for young Vermonters.