PRODUCER/DIRECTOR Norah Shapiro left a decade-long career as a public defender to pursue the adventures of documentary filmmaking. Her first short film about Minnesota Poet Phebe Hanson won the Emerging Filmmaker Award in the Minnesota History Center's Greatest Generation Film Festival. Her first feature, If You Dare about an inner-city theater company working with at-risk children, premiered at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, aired on Twin Cities Public Television, and has been collected by universities and libraries around the US and Canada. Her newest documentary, Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile had its sold out world premiere at the 2014 DOC NYC Film Festival and is currently on the festival circuit. Norah was awarded the McKnight Filmmaking Fellowship in 2012 and has received grants from funders including the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Minnesota Filmmakers Legacy Fund. She is currently co-directing and producing a documentary about Minnesota 13 Moonshine, which also received funding from the Minnesota Filmmakers Legacy Fund.