Director (South Africa)

Sara Blecher is a co-founder of CINGA Productions, a South African based film and television production company that has made a number of award-winning drama series including Zero Tolerance, which was nominated for an international Emmy award. She co-created, wrote, directed and produced many episodes in this series.

A graduate of NYU, she also works as a drama and documentary producer/director. Sara has made some outstanding and noteworthy documentaries including Kobus and Dumile, for which she won CNN’s African Journalist of the Year award. She is co-creator, director and producer of the award-winning 36-part drama Bay Of Plenty, and has recently just completed directing and series producing the local version of Who Do You Think You Are?. An honors graduate of NYU, Sara lives in Johannesburg where she has just completed her debut feature film Otelo Burning.


  • Otelo Burning, long métrage, 2011

  • Surfing Soweto, long métrage, 2010

  • Every 26 seconds, 2004

  • The man in a Brown Suit, 2004

  • Charmaine’s Story, 1996

  • Real Lives : From Russia with Love& The House on Mpanza Road, 1998

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