Street Talk Film Series

Street Talk TV produces 15 minute documentaries which reflect human experience and feelings on the issues and challenges of our time and society which are broadcast on Community Television and DSTV.

Street Talk is an innovative documentary series that present uninhibited conversation between participants in discussion groups in a spontaneous way so that the viewer apperas to sit in an empty chair in the circle, giving a sense of participation and involvement. Discussions are filmed in informal settings (shebeens, shacks, school classrooms, restaurants) which are both accessible to participants and situate the series in community settings. In 2010, Street Talk presented a new format in which the documentaries featured organisations and individuals who have a positive impact on their communities.

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Albinism in South Africa

Season 5 Episode 48

Season 5 Episode 48 Albinism, a congenital disorder characterised by the complete...

What Doesn’t Kill You…

Season 5 Episode 42

Season 5 Episode 42 “I told my husband that my breasts were...

Laphumilanga Empilisweni Care Centre

Season 5 Episode 39

Season 5 Episode 39 In Mfuleni, Mama Letitia runs the Laphumlanga Empilisweni...

The Rosa Choir Project

Season 5 Episode 38

Season 5 Episode 38 “It’s all these languages being brought together and...

Ottery Youth Centre

Season 5 Episode 25

Season 5 Episode 25 “There comes a time where you feel the...

Poo Protesters

Season 5 Episode 4

Season 5 Episode 4 What would drive a respectable mother of four...

Mzantsi Risers Part 1

Season 4 Episode 52

Season 4 Episode 52 A theatrical dance and music programme for Langa...

Dance for All

Season 4 Episode 50

Season 4 Episode 50 A dance school in Athlone that is open...

School Teachers

Season 4 Episode 43

Season 4 Episode 43 These teachers at Masiphumele Primary School declare that...

Teenagers Against Drug Abuse (TADA)

Season 4 Episode 37

Season 4 Episode 37     A group of Teenagers Against Drug...

The ‘Interrupters’ of gang violence

Season 4 Episode 28

Season 4 Episode 28 “The Interruptors” A half-hour Street Talk special on...

Women in Poetry

Season 4 Episode 27

Season 4 Episode 27 5 young poets sharing the tales of their...


Season 4 Episode 26

Season 4 Episode 26   Ex-convicts tell us about the perils of...

Boxing club – Khayelitsha

Season 4 Episode 21

Season 4 Episode 21 An inspirational story about Jinja from Khayelitsha, who...

Department of Coffee

Season 4 Episode 15

Season 4 Episode 15   Three young Khayelitsha entrepreneurs open the first...

Langa High School: Drama skit

Season 4 Episode 12

Season 4 Episode 12   A group of Langa High seniors have...

Miss Khayelitsha

Season 4 Episode 10

Season 4 Episode 10   Yandiswa is bringing up her 9 year...

Ladies of Lavender Hill

Season 4 Episode 9

Season 4 Episode 9   Against a backdrop of gang warfare and...

Thokozani Brothers Choir

Season 4 Episode 1

Season 4 Episode 1   In the heart of Khayelitsha Mhla had...

Buli – Singing Sangoma

Season 3 Episode 52

Season 3 Episode 52   Portrait of Buli a truly charismatic jazz...

Duma’s Falling Leaves

Season 3 Episode 45

Season 3 Episode 45   Thembile Nhokwana, alias Gus, is one of...

Hamlet: A Polsmoor Production

Season 3 Episode 37

Season 3 Episode 37   Tauriq Jenkins, director actor and writer directs...

Iliso Labantu Photography

Season 3 Episode 19

Season 3 Episode 19   Iliso Labantu is a not-for-profit organisation started...

‘Home’ plays at the Grahamstown festival

Season 3 Episode 14

Season 3 Episode 14   Drama students from UWC take a play...

Equal Education

h1> Season 3 Episode 13

 Season 3 Episode 13   After demonstrating in front of Parliament, a...

‘Home’ – theatre used for transformation

Season 3 Episode 12

Season 3 Episode 12   Drama students from UWC draw inspiration from...

Street Sweepers

Season 3 Episode 9

Season 3 Episode 9   Six well educated Xhosa women are forced...

Chilanga riding school for the disabled

Season 3 Episode 8

Season 3 Episode 8   Chilanga. Sally Kluth founded a horse riding...


Season 3 Episode 4

Season 3 Episode 4   A filmed portrait of a rising recording...

Gogo Soccer Team

Season 2 Episode 52

Season 2 Episode 52   When a group of grannies from Khayelitsha...

Velokhaya BMX Club

Season 2 Episode 45

Season 2 Episode 45   International champion, 13 year old Anita Zenani...

Witzenburg Farmers

Season 2 Episode 13

Season 2 Episode 13 Ceres residents assess the impact of Artscape’s cultural...

Artscape Rural Outreach Witzenberg

Season 2 Episode 11

Season 2 Episode 11 Artscape takes culture to the provinces. Township dwellers...

Robben Island Theatre

Season 2 Episode 5

Season 2 Episode 5   Join the conversation    

New Africa Theatre Academy

Season 2 Episode 4

Season 2 Episode 4 New Africa Theatre Academy is a drama school...

D.A.T. Spaza Music Star Part 2

Season 2 Episode 3

Season 2 Episode 3 Hip Hop star DAT explains the origins of...

D.A.T. Spaza Music Star Part 1

Season 2 Episode 2

Season 2 Episode 2 Hip Hop star DAT explains the origins of...

Ntonga Music School

Season 2 Episode 1

Season 2 Episode 1 At the Ntonga Music school in Gugulethu, Poke,...

Unemployment, Drugs, and Alcohol Abuse

Season 1 Episode 31

Season 1 Episode 31 “I didn’t really care what I looked like,...

Symphony Way- Anti-Eviction Campaign Part 3

Season 1 Episode 26

Season 1 Episode 26 An intense half hour of the harsh reality...

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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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