Click to search the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Skip Navigation
Due to severe weather, all NYPL locations will close at 5 pm on January 26 and will be closed on January 27. After-school programming is canceled on both days.

"Nora" (Harlem Library Cinema Series)


November 10, 2010
National Black Programming Consortium


Produced by Alla Kovgan, David Hinton & Nora Chipaumire

Based on true stories of dancer Nora Chipaumire( born in Zimbabwe in 1965). Using performance and dance, her history comes to life in swiftly-moving poetry of sound and image. Nora returns to her childhood landscape, a journey through vivid memories of family dramas, difficult love affiars and militant politics which moves back and forth between the comic and the tragic, the joyful and the mournful.

A film about a girl who struggles against intimidation and violence but slowly gathers strength, pride and independence. Shot entirely on location in Southern Africa, "Nora" includes a multitude of local performers of all ages with a specially composed legend of Zimbabwean music.


Chat with a librarian now

Keep Up With NYPL Events

Subscribe to our newsletters:

NYPL Programs

NYPL Family Programs

Programs for educators:

Teaching & Learning