Joanna speaks with Lenore Norrgard about her film project 'American Ubuntu': a story about collective transformation and changing the American Dream..."
Visit IndieWire to read Tambay A. Obenson's preview of AMERICAN UBUNTU.
I'm intrigued by the project's story, as well as director Norrgard's dedication to seeing it this far, 11+ years after the idea first came to her."
Hypatia-in-the-Woods hosted Lenore for a writing residency where she worked on the script. She gave a public reading in appreciation, covered here.
Read James Yee's interview of Lenore on his Kickstarter Conversations blog.
The film strikes me as one of those 'projects of passion,' would you describe it as such?"
From Oakland-based filmmaker Lenore Norrgard comes the feature-length film, American Ubuntu ('ubuntu' meaning 'Because we are, I am' in Zulu)..."
The U.S. is a deeply divided country, and yet, we are Americans because of who we all are -- we create one another. AMERICAN UBUNTU serves to challenge and dissolve the growing polarizations in the U.S. today.
The San Francisco Chronicle covered AMERICAN UBUNTU: The Backstory: Early 1970s, our live show at Joyce Gordon Gallery.
A courageous African American girl and a smitten white boy are compelled to cross the color line, making choices that set a course of life events they cannot possibly un-do."
See Kody Ford's interview of Lenore in The Idle Class online magazine.
After moving it through the early stages of pre-production, Lenore decided to take her film American Ubuntu to the people, by launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds..."