Citizen Jane Filmmakers Series: A Conversation with Sara Blecher
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Sara Blecher is a co-founder of CINGA Productions, a South African-based production company that has made numerous award-winning films, documentaries, and series, including Zero Tolerance which was nominated for an international Emmy Award. Blecher’s debut feature Otelo Burning was named one of the top ten African films of the decade by CNN. Blecher’s latest movie, Ayanda, is the coming of age story of a South African woman who fights to keep her father’s auto repair shop open in Johannesburg. Ayanda has been distributed in the United States by Ava Durvaney’s Array and is currently available on Netflix. In this podcast, filmmaker Sara Blecher discusses the difficulties of filming a sex scene, the challenges of being a female film director, and how she created her own version of Johannesburg, among other topics.