Shown as part of the Food & Agriculture Film Series
NORA! (USA, 2009, 30 min.)
Nora Pouillon brings much more to the table than fine ingredients. Three decades after opening Restaurant Nora, the nation’s first certified organic restaurant, she continues to advocate a holistic organic lifestyle that is the foundation for both her cuisine and her commitment to living and eating sustainably. Nora! celebrates her achievements and her efforts to reconnect people to the source of their food. Among her many achievements, Nora helped establish FRESHFARM Markets, producer-only open-air markets in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond. She has contributed greatly to educating Americans about the benefits of healthy food and sustainable living. She is certainly worthy of her reputation as one of the most influential pioneers and leaders in the organic and local-food movements. Directed by Joan Murray. Produced by Michelle Williams and Sandy Cannon-Brown, VideoTakes, Inc.
Discussion with Nora Pouillon, the star of the film, follows screening.