Afro Promo #1 Kinglady

  • Nora Chipaumire
  • Jedediah Wheeler
  • Nora Chipaumire
    Key Cast
  • Shamar Watt
    Key Cast
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    April 14, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Nora Chipaumire

Born in Mutare, Zimbabwe and based in New York City, Nora Chipaumire is a choreographer, performer, and now filmmaker who challenges stereotypes of Africa and the black performing body.

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Director Statement

I was invited to create dance on film, "Afro Promo #1 Kinglady," by Montclair State University's Dance for Film on Location project, supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The film represents the continuing exploration of a question that I have about black, African bodies – their representation and their agency, how they are portrayed. I am also interested in the lack of superheroes in the world that are black and African. Part of the investigation in creating "Afro Promo #1 Kinglady" is how do you create a superhero who comes out of this world, who is black and African? How do you imagine the black, African man as a hero, a heroic figure?