2008. USA. Alla Kovgan, David Hinton. 35 min.
2009. USA. Frank Stiefel. 40 min.
Followed by a discussion with Frank Stiefel and Alla Kovgan
Sunday, February 21, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2008. USA. Directed by Alla Kovgan, David Hinton. Nora Chipaumire, a dancer who was born in Zimbabwe in 1965, returns to the landscape of her childhood and takes a journey through vivid memories of her youth. Using performance and dance, she brings her history to life in a swiftly moving poem of sound and image. Shot entirely on location in Southern Africa, Nora includes a multitude of local performers and dancers of all ages, from young schoolchildren to aged grandmothers. Much of the music was specially written for the film by legendary Zimbabwean composer Thomas Mapfumo. 35 min.
2009. USA. Directed by Frank Stiefel. Ingelore, a deaf Jewish woman born in Germany in 1924, was so isolated by her disability that she did not speak a word until age six—or complete a sentence until twelve. Ingelore is her compelling account of a lonely childhood, played out against the terrifying rise of the Third Reich. After her brutal rape by Nazi cadets when she was a teenager, her family vowed to escape to America. A mix of first-person narrative, archival footage, and simple, understated reenactments, Ingelore is a remarkable, uplifting story of personal freedom, told from a truly unique perspective. New York Premiere. 40 min.
In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight, 2010: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film
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