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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Apartheid Era

Season 2 Episode 40

 

Continued from episode 36. Young Afrikaners speculate on the future of their language and culture.

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Gogo Soccer Team

Season 2 Episode 52

 

When a group of grannies from Khayelitsha formed a soccer team they had no idea how it would transform their lives.

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Mfuleni Township

Season 2 Episode 51

 

To vote or not to vote ? Residents of Mfuleni, a township lacking in most amenities, complain that the politicians are eating their money.

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Teachers

Season 2 Episode 50

 

Langa High School teachers tell of some of the problems of teaching in a government school

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The Foster Farmer

Season 2 Episode 49

 

Andre, an Afrikaans rebel, runs a farm and unofficial home for mixed-race street kids on the slopes of Table Mountain.

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Race Discussion Part 2

Season 2 Episode 48

 

Continuation of episode 47.  A very articulate and revealing discussion by a mixed race group on what it means to be coloured.

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Race Discussion Part 1

Season 2 Episode 47

 

A very articulate and revealing discussion by a mixed race group on what it means to be coloured.

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Velokhaya BMX Club

Season 2 Episode 45

 

International champion, 13 year old Anita Zenani stars in this film about a BMX bicycle school for township kids.

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Dumalisile Arts and Culture

Season 2 Episode 44

 

An evening of song, dance and poetry at an art centre in Gugulethu

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Dumalisile Art and Culture

Season 2 Episode 43

 

Continuation of episode 42. An evening of song, dance and poetry at an art centre in Gugulethu.

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Dumalisile Art

Season 2 Episode 42

 

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The Afrikaner

Season 2 Episode 39

 

Continued from episode 33. Middle-aged Afrikaners who were once pro apartheid and now support the ANC !

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Alcohol Abuse

Season 2 Episode 38

 

The curse of alcohol abuse among the youth in the townships.

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South Africa in the eyes of youth

Season 2 Episode 37

 

UCT students talk about rampant corruption in government and the police and the need for members of the public to know what their legal rights are.

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Apartheid Era

Season 2 Episode 36

 

Young Afrikaans professionals discuss the end of apartheid and the role of the Afrikaner in the new South Africa.

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Youth League Part 2

Season 2 Episode 35

 

A group from Gugs exchange views on censorship, pornography and alcohol abuse.

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Shack Life

Season 2 Episode 34

 

A group of young township men tell how meditation has helped them cope with the challenges of their everyday lives.

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The Afrikaaner

Season 2 Episode 33

 

Middle-aged Afrikaners who were once pro apartheid and now support the ANC!

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The Government

Season 2 Episode 32

 

Continuation of episode 28. Right 2 Know group discuss community activism, government’s lack of action on social issues, and how racism still bedevils our society.

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Gender Responsibilities in Society

Season 2 Episode 31

 

Continuation of episode 24. Young women poets argue about the role of women in today’s society.

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Lack of Employment

Season 2 Episode 30

 

A group from Delft and Phillipi residents share stories of unemployment and its crippling effects.

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“Right To Know” March

Season 2 Episode 28

 

Demonstrators march on Parliament to protest against the Secrecy Bill ( Protection of Information Act ) A group describes the formation of The Right 2 Know campaign to fight censorship.

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Gogos talk on troubled youth

Season 2 Episode 27

 

Older ladies in Gugulethu talk about how times have changed and how the youth of today show no respect towards their elders and have no discipline, hence the rampant drug abuse, violence and teenage pregnancy.

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HIV/AIDS & Homosexuality

Season 2 Episode 26

 

 

Continuation of episode 25. The group talk about AIDS, safe sex and what constitutes responsible behaviour.

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Homosexual Stereotypes

Season 2 Episode 25

 

Continuation of episode 20. Young gay decry stereotypic attitudes towards gays, Islam and talk about gay marriage and parenting.

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Meaning of Love

Season 2 Episode 24

 

Four young women poets read their poems and then discuss the meaning of love and its pitfalls.

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Gay Pride 2011

Season 2 Episode 26

 

The Cape Town Gay Pride Parade seen through the eyes of Glynn Alard, a proudly gay nature conservationist.

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University Students

Season 2 Episode 22

 

Stellenbosch University students discuss the lack of transformation in their college and the thorny question of affirmative action.

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Youth League

Season 2 Episode 21

 

Youth reflecting on the kind of Youth League South Africa has today.

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Gay Guys

Season 2 Episode 20

 

 

Young gay men tell stories of the kind of prejudice and discrimination they encounter in their everyday lives.

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Mixed Race?

Season 2 Episode 19

 

Dynamic, middle class young women talk about what it’s like being ” coloured” in Cape Town.

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Aids March

Season 2 Episode 18

 

 

AIDS Demonstration in front of parliament. Members of TAC ( Treatment Action Campaign) berate the government’s lack of funding.

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Public Service Strike

Season 2 Episode 17

 

Public Service Strike. Demonstration in downtown Cape Town. Strikers discuss the reasons behind the strike.

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Doctor, jazz singer, activist – Part 2

Season 2 Episode 16

 

Continuation of episode 15. A filmed portrait of LWAZI MANZI, doctor, jazz singer and grand-daughter of a famous Zulu struggle heroine.

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Doctor, jazz singer, activist – Part 1

Season 2 Episode 15

 

A filmed portrait of LWAZI MANZI, doctor, jazz singer and grand-daughter of a famous Zulu struggle heroine. Continued in episode 16.

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Dinner at Beezy’s Part 2

Season 2 Episode 14

 

Continuation of episode 8. A dinner party hosted by famous Cape Town artist Beezy Bailey at his fabulous home on the slopes of Table Mountain.

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Witzenburg Farmers

Season 2 Episode 13

Sat, 7 Mar 2015 7:30pm

Ceres residents assess the impact of Artscape’s cultural outreach programme on the locals.

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Service Delivery Part 2

Season 2 Episode 12

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 7:30pm

Continuation of episode 9. Group talks about corruption, Julius Malema, land reform and the role of the media in society.

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Artscape Rural Outreach Witzenberg

Season 2 Episode 11

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 7:30pm

Artscape takes culture to the provinces. Township dwellers in Ceres get a chance to watch top class opera, ballet and modern dance.

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Witzenburg Youth

Season 2 Episode 10

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 7:30pm

Young residents from Ceres discuss the disadvantages of living in a rural area.

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Service Delivery Part 1

Season 2 Episode 9

Sat, 15 Nov 2014 7:30pm

How hard is it to get proper health care ? Horror stories of non-existent service delivery. Continued in Episode 12

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Dinner at Beezy’s Part 1

Season 2 Episode 8

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 7:30pm

A dinner party hosted by famous Cape Town artist Beezy Bailey at his fabulous home on the slopes of Table Mountain. Continued in Episode 14.

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Gay in Gugs Part 2

Season 2 Episode 7

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 7:30pm

A group of young men and women from Gugulethu talk about the challenges of living ‘out’ in their community. Continued from Episode 06.

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Gay in Gugs Pt 1

Season 2 Episode 6

 

Sat, 8 Nov 2014 7:30pm

“….its another way to strip us of our dignity. How can you go and ask someone, ‘What do you do in bed?’…that’s to do with your dignity….the minute you want to get in there…you want to sit there and scrutinise….is that not stripping me of my dignity?”

“In terms of reporting the crimes, it is quite daunting to actually go to these institutions at times…you might be butch….you [then] need to satisfy [the] police officer’s curiosity….”You look like a man so how is it you got raped”….inappropriate things like that do happen and you’ll find that they’re reluctant to actually help you”

Being gay anywhere is not an easy existence, however, for many gay men and women the day-to-day discrimination they experience in the township environment is close to life threatening.  With hate speech, judgment and attacks on dignity being commonplace. These men and women share their experiences and their solutions to correcting the injustices.

Continued in Episode 07

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Robben Island Theatre

Season 2 Episode 5

Wed, 5 Nov 2014 7:30pm

 

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New Africa Theatre Academy

Season 2 Episode 4

Mon, 3 Nov 2014 7:30pm

New Africa Theatre Academy is a drama school that attracts aspiring actors from the townships.

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D.A.T. Spaza Music Star Part 2

Season 2 Episode 3

Sat, 11 Oct 2014 7:30pm

Hip Hop star DAT explains the origins of Spaza music, Cape Town’s unique sound, and how its lyrics condemn violence and promote self improvement. He performs at the first Hip Hop Kaslam Event at the Baxter Theatre.

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D.A.T. Spaza Music Star Part 1

Season 2 Episode 2

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 7:30pm

Hip Hop star DAT explains the origins of Spaza music, Cape Town’s unique sound, and how its lyrics condemn violence and promote self improvement. He performs at the first Hip Hop Kaslam Event at the Baxter Theatre.

 

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Ntonga Music School

Season 2 Episode 1

Mon, 6 Oct 2014 7:30pm

At the Ntonga Music school in Gugulethu, Poke, an old jazz musician, teaches local kids the basics of music.

 

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