About the event:
AUGUST’S THOUGHT: What works? Fighting for change in South Africa’s schools
Please join us for the August edition of THINK.Thursday to coincide with #ODCT2016. THINK.Thursday is a bi-monthly meeting of energised conversations for positive change. It is a chance to meet like-minded individuals to exchange and challenge ideas and collaborate.
Education is a lifeline that offers an unparalleled opportunity to change lives, communities, and countries. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, designer, teacher or student, join us to explore this month’s thought together.
Despite sharing the challenges of South Africa’s unequal and broken education system – over-crowded classrooms, hungry children and lack of resources – some schools have successfully beaten the odds.
At August’s THINK.Thursday, we’ll be screening The Good Ones, a new film by distinguished filmmaker, Molly Blank. The film will be followed by a short talk and discussion.
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 previous films include Testing Hope: Grade 12 in the new South Africa and Where Do I Stand?
In 2014, Molly and Professor Jonathan Jansen published their book How To Fix South Africa’s Schools. The book examines South African schools that work, often despite adverse conditions. The book draws out the practical strategies that make them successful. It includes a 19-part series of short films that profile successful schools across the country. John Maytham, presenter at Cape Talk described it as “inspirational film-making at its very best. Simple stories of hope being realized, dreams being made real, and told very powerfully. There is hope for the education system in South Africa.”
Her most recent film, The Good Ones, tells the stories of these schools and illuminates how schools can empower students, transform their futures and enable them to find their place in the outside world.
When: 18 August, 6.30pm.
Where: 75 Harrington, 75 Harrington Street
Tickets: Tickets are available for R55 online via Quicket.
Ticket price includes a glass of wine from Stellar Organic Winery
*** THINK.Thursday is an inclusive event. If you, or someone you know, is not able to purchase a ticket, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and motivate for a complimentary ticket.
Location: 75 Harrington
75 Harrington, Cape Town, South Africa, Western Cape