David Block

David Block


BSR Contributor Since February 15, 2021

David Block is an award-winning documentary producer/director and freelance journalist who happens to be legally blind.

For more than 25 years, David Block has worked as a documentary producer/director and a freelance journalist. As a freelance journalist, he has more than 1500 articles published in a variety of outlets such as Jazz Journal International, The Jerusalem Post, The London Times, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Runner's World, Runner’s Gazette, Running Times, and dozens of local magazines and newspapers. During his extensive career, he has interviewed high-profile athletes, celebrities, government agents, and musicians such as Kobe Bryant, Bill Cosby, Joe Frazier, Larry Hagman, Florence Henderson, Bruce Jenner, Lee Majors, Charles and Sally Heath (Sarah Palin's parents), David Sanborn, McCoy Tyner, and Grover Washington, Jr. He has never shied away from difficult assignments and never missed a deadline. In December 2017, David earned his master's degree in journalism from Temple University. To date, he has made eight documentaries, many of which have been televised and screened at film festivals. He has won a number of film festival awards. A complete list of the awards can be provided upon request. Visit his website: www.blindfilmmaker.com.

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For 11-year-old Andrew Sholl, who relies on licensed caregivers like his mom, life in the pandemic is especially challenging. (Photo courtesy of Maryanne Sholl.)

Witnessing the Impact: How does the pandemic affect disabled people and their caregivers?

One minute at a time

BSR is partnering with the Witnessing the Impact of COVID-19 in Disabled People’s Lives archive project. This story by journalist David Block spotlights people who rely on caregivers in their daily lives.
David Block

David Block

Features 5 minute read
Against a black background, Greg Wood wears army-style fatigues. He has white hair, and raises his palms questioningly

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s An Iliad

Homer, then and now

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents An Iliad, a modern-day adaptation of Homer's classic. David Block reviews.
David Block

David Block

Reviews 3 minute read