David Block is a Temple student, filmmaker and freelance journalist. He was also born legally blind. He has used his passion for storytelling to highlight others who have overcome their disabilities or struggles in life.
Premiering this week on TUTV, Block’s documentary film Gift Horses highlights the services of three therapeutic horseback riding organizations in Pennsylvania and offers a look at the various emotional and physical benefits that horse riding offers people with disabilities. Gift Horses includes the stories of many individuals of various levels of ability who experienced transformative healing after turning to therapeutic horseback riding. Tune in to Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online on Friday, July 21 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. to see this powerful short documentary.
Director David Block is legally blind but that hasn’t stopped him from completing seven independent documentaries. As a freelance journalist, he has had over 1,500 articles published in a variety of publications including the New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer. Block is currently earning his Masters’ Degree at Temple, where the Journalism department recently awarded him the David the Lori Schipper Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement in Journalism.