Nora Jacobson
Nora jacobson

Nora Jacobson is a producer/director of documentaries and narrative films. After her first commercially released documentary Delivered Vacant (New York Film Festival, Sundance), she went on to make several award-winning narrative films: My Mothers Early Lovers, Nothing Like Dreaming and The Hanji Box. She recentlly completed the feature-length documentary Ruth Stone’s Vast Library of the Female Mind, which is currently on the festival circuit and is being shown in select theaters. Her documentaries include the collaborative 6-part series Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie (2014), Enchanted Hills: Land & Legacy of an Art Colony (2019) and the forthcoming Passion in a Pandemic: Making Opera at Hanover High School. Jacobson is currently developing two historical dramas: Lucy Prince Walks to Norwich about Black Vermont poet Lucy Terry Prince, and Kiwakw: Winter’s Witch, a re-framing of a colonial story from indigenous and feminist viewpoints. She is also developing a TV series profiling five extraordinary people of color in New England in the 19th Century. She is devoted to collaboration, telling stories of women, social justice, and place, and believes that filmmaking promotes social change by provoking discourse. She is a co-founder of White River Indie Film, Freedom & Unity TV (a youth film contest), and the Vermont Archive Movie Project (VAMP).

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