Testing Hope is being screened across the U.S. and South Africa in small and large venues – classrooms, non-profits, universities, community centers. Join this effort. You can purchase the film and organize your own screening, use the film in your classroom with the companion study guide, or, contact the filmmaker for assistance organizing a screening or to invite her to speak with your group or class.

Some Examples of Outreach Include:


• Beth El Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland held a screening and discussion at their evening Hebrew school.

• The University of Washington, Seattle organized a public screening and discussion, identifying various community members who could participate in a post-screening discussion.

• Students from St. Andrews Episcopal School in Maryland and Michigan State University, have met with the filmmaker and the students in the film on visits to Cape Town.

• Stanford University Alumni had a lunch with the students in the film and the filmmaker while on a tour of South Africa. The trip leader purchased copies of the film for all members of the group.


• The filmmaker spoke with grade 9 and grade 12 students at Cedar House school who had seen the film.

• Several NGOs have purchased the film and screened it for their staff.

• University of Stellenbosch invited the filmmaker to speak with students who had seen the film in an education course.

• The Development Bank of Southern Africa gathered a diverse group in the education field for a dialogue on education reform in South Africa.

To participate in this Outreach Effort, please contact mollyblank@matricthefilm.com.

If you are organizing a screening in your community, please let us know so we can post it on the website.