Molly Blank is a documentary filmmaker who has spent the last ten years working primarily in South Africa, exploring issues of education, youth, race, and community. Her most recent films include The Good Ones, which examines three high-performing schools in South Africa that serve poor communities and Memory Keepers, which uses the lens of the descendants of the Jewish community of Sighet, Romania, to explore how different generations carry memory and continue to experience the tragedy of the Holocaust.
Additional work includes the book and 19-part film series How to Fix South African Schools: Lessons From Schools That Work, Where Do I Stand? and Testing Hope: Grade 12 in the new South Africa. She holds a Masters in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in History from Tufts University.
“Molly Blank is a powerful, empathetic director and filmmaker. She understood the context in which we work in South Africa, and was able to create short, visually exciting vignettes that illustrated our mission and the need for our work. ” – Gretchen Wilson Prangley, Founder, Play Africa