What we do

“Street Talk’s film series aims to counter prejudice and promote a more tolerant society.

Our engaging programmes expose the unbiased ‘point of view’ of people from all walks of life. We show that South Africans share a lot in common and often prejudice comes from misunderstanding and ignorance born out of past and present circumstances.”

Street Talk is a South African television series. Each week, we air hard-hitting, controversial and inspiring stories that inform, educate and motivate our growing audience. We encourage active citizenship for a better South Africa.

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Conversations in August

Updating We’re in our 5th season and after more than 200 episodes it would seem that we’d eventually run out of topics of conversation. But our country is just too varied and too diverse and we’ve only just scratched the surface. From the so-called  ‘Selfie-obsessed’ Generation to township gam...

The Botswana Episodes

Changing Minds This past June, in collaboration with our partners STEPS, we travelled to our neighbo...

Street Talk in July

We’ve Been Talking During Mandela month we’ve been travelling all around Cape Town to talk wit...

Team Pride

Toward A Dream “To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan...

Celebrating Madiba this July

An Honorable Life   “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what di...

Counter Currents Exhibition

An Evening of Creative Expression   We took time out of our busy schedules to attend the openin...

What to Expect

Our latest conversations   At Street Talk, we believe in the power of dialogue, in the sharing...

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CTV

(DSTV Channel 263)

Single Mothers Hout Bay

Season 5 Episode 37

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 7:30pm

“The mothers must do all the raising up alone no fathers….they are absent….if the fathers are around than [drugs] won’t be a problem”

“We cant give up now….we must continue and just be there for them all the time because they look up to us”

In Hout Bay, single mothers share their struggles with raising their children in a poisonous environment where drug addiction is seen as an inescapable part of daily life. They share their battle to turn their fatherless sons to men.

 

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Masculinity and Femininity in the 21st Century

Season 5 Episode 36

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 7:30pm

“Being told you have to man up…be stronger, be harder, don’t cry…that’s very damaging to men”

“It’s a very privileged kind of mind set [to say] I don’t see race, I don’t see gender but when its such a significant part of your existence…just taking public transport and having to deal with street harassment. I’d love be to be able to exist in a world where its irrelevant that I’m a woman but that plays a significant part when I’m walking down the street by myself and I get cat called and intimidated or followed…definitely my gender plays a part in that”

We asked a group of South Africans from varied backgrounds to explore what gender means in the 21st Century. They cover the difference between sex and gender. Touching on gender assigned roles, identity politics, sexual identity and how a revolution is required in order to change deeply entrenched views about gender.

 

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Bay TV

(DSTV Channel 260)

Police Brutality

Season 5 Episode 7

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:00pm

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Antino

Season 5 Episode 6

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:00pm

Brilliant and charismatic Antino is addicted to tik. Just out of jail for shoplifting to get money for drugs he swears he is going straight and will never touch the stuff again. Sofia, his mom, a teacher, loves him to bits and wants to believe him. Tony, his dad, is skeptical.

A tragic portrait of how tik destroys a family.

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Is apartheid still alive?

Season 5 Episode 5

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:00pm

Is apartheid still alive and present in our everyday lives ? should we not have moved on to a place where it is no longer discussed, a relic of bygone years, something irrelevant ? Three young, dynamic contemporary Cape Town women disagree and tell how, in their daily experiences, they keep bumping into race and discrimination. Over a few glasses of chilled Chardonnay they wonder why it is still so hard to have an open, frank and no punches pulled conversation  about this with people of a different colour.

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Poo Protesters

Season 5 Episode 4

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:00pm

What would drive a respectable mother of four to carry a bucket full of shit on her head all the way from her shack in Barcelona to Cape Town International Airport, or the N2 or the House of Parliament and dump its contents in full public view ?  When you listen to this group of Barcelona Shit Protestors you can understand the frustration and anger behind such a radical act : the humiliation of having to poo in front of your kids, the ever present stink, the assault on their dignity…. as one woman puts it ” The only weapon we have to make Helen Zille to give us flush toilets is our shit !”

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1 KZN TV

(DSTV Channel 261)

Sex Talk – Coming soon

Sex Talk

 

Sex Talk our new studio based series coming soon …

A fun, frank and entertaining weekly television talk show, hosted by Kgomotso Matsunyane, will give South Africans from all walks of life the opportunity to talk about sex and sexuality.

By lifting the veil of secrecy that surrounds the subject of sex we help individuals feel more comfortable with sex and their sexuality, promoting empowering choices, and we help communities deal with the complex social issues surrounding sexual abuse. Sex education campaigns are almost entirely focused on the prevention of disease or pregnancy. Sex talk, on the other hand, offers a positive and empowering context to sex and sexuality through very real and candid conversations with people from all walks of life. Talking about sex in a real and candid way has become vital to changing this reality. That’s why sex talk is so important for South Africa. And we invite you to help us get the conversation going.

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Street Talk TV – short documentary films about social issues affecting South Africa. Street Talk is produced by ‘Street Stories Films’ a Non-Profit Organisation Reg No: 072-487 NPO.

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