About Molly Secours
Molly Secours is a writer/filmmaker/speaker who is currently directing and co-producing a feature documentary film with actor, Bill Murray, Brian Doyle Murray and Hall Of Famer, Wade Boggs titled Scouting For Diamonds:The Invisible Heroes Of Baseball.
Scouting for Diamonds trailer.
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Although currently ensconced in a passionate 'romance' with baseball, historically, Secours has used her artistic talents to effect social change and public policy. As an artist, activist she urges audiences to unearth their deepest biases and as someone who faced late stage cancer, Secours draws parallels between facing a life threatening illness and addressing cultural issues at the root of mental illnesses, poverty and addiction. In her 2010 TED Talk, The Upside of Cancer Secours shares her personal challenge and how it impacted her commitment to peaceful change.
To date, Secours has produced over 60 films and videos about disparities in education, criminal justice and healthcare. She has garnered praise from key Washington officials--including the late Sen. Edward Kennedy--for a short documentary called Faces of Tenncare which explored the fates of 200,000 people after losing health care coverage and In 2008 was asked to appear at a D.C. press conference with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi to urge congressional votes in favor of “Obama-Care”.
After being an NGO presenter at the United Nations in Santiago Chile & Geneva Switzerland, Secours covered the World Conference Against Racism as a journalist in Durban South Africa. A former Huffington Post contributor, her writings appear in numerous publications and she has appeared on national talk show including CNN's Paul Zahn “Now” with Roland Martin, to discuss racial bias and segregation.
In 2013 Secours founded Lasting Legacies Video, a documentary film company that focuses the camera on 'everyday people with extraordinary life stories.'