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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Camp’s Bay/Langa High School Seniors Part 1

Seasons 3 Episode 48

 

Camps Bay and Langa High School seniors talk about their aspirations in life and what the obstacles to their achieving them.

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Teenage Pregnancy & Incest Part 1

Season 3 Episode 10

 

In a hairdressing salon, after hours, a group of Gugs residents share stories about incest. Continued in Episode 11

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Teenage Pregnancy & Incest Part 2

Season 3 Episode 11

 

Continued from Episode 10

In a hairdressing salon, after hours, a group of Gugs residents share stories about incest.

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Buli – Singing Sangoma

Season 3 Episode 52

 

Portrait of Buli a truly charismatic jazz singer, dancer and sangoma.

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Camps Bay/Langa High

Season 3 Episode 48

 

Camps Bay and Langa High School seniors talk about their aspirations in life and what the obstacles to their achieving them.

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Zuma’s Painting

Season 3 Episode 46

 

People from the streets of Cape Town react to the painting of President Zumas penis.

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Duma’s Falling Leaves

Season 3 Episode 45

 

Thembile Nhokwana, alias Gus, is one of the best known bass players in SA. He has played with all the giants of jazz. Now, aged 72 he is the owner of Duma Falling Leaves Tavern and tells the story of his life.

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Somalian Immigrants

Season 3 Episode 44

 

Somali immigrants recount harrowing tales of what made them flee Somalia and the xenophobia they found here in Cape Town.

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Mr. Pickwicks – Racism Part 2

Season 3 Episode 43

 

Continuation of episode 42. Four university graduates including a film producer, a journalist and a magazine editor explain how they see Cape Town as the most racist city in South Africa and how that has affected their lives.

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Mr. Pickwicks – Racism Part 1

Season 3 Episode 42

 

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 7:30pm

Part 1 – Four university graduates including a film producer, a journalist and a magazine editor describe how racism in Cape Town has affected their lives. Continued in Episode 43.

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Young, Black & Gifted

Season 3 Episode 41

 

Very young teenagers talk about their lives in Gugulethu and the ever present threat of gangs and drugs.

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Khayelitsha March

Season 3 Episode 40

 

Young community activists in Khayelitsha organize an anti-corruption march and talk about the issues that sparked it off.

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Where Rainbows Meet

Season 3 Episode 39

 

In Vrygrond, a crime and drug infested township on the Cape Flats, Mymouna Scholtz has created ” Where the Rainbows Meet ” a sanctuary for battered women, troubled teenagers, unemployed older citizens and feeds over 200 hungry people every day.

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Let’s Talk about Sex

Season 3 Episode 38

 

Young Delft residents talk frankly about their sex lives.

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Hamlet: A Polsmoor Production

Season 3 Episode 37

 

Tauriq Jenkins, director actor and writer directs a production of Hamlet with convicts acting inside Polsmoor prison.

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Transgender Sex Workers

Season 3 Episode 36

 

Taking a journey into the world of transgender sex workers. This film explores how these women come ‘out’ to their families, how they deal with stigma, the challenges of being a sex worker and the support they get from each other as a community.

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Gangsters of Delft Part 4

Season 3 Episode 35

 

Continuation of episode 32. Young gangsters from Delft.

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Gangsters of Delft Part 3

Season 3 Episode 34

 

Continuation of episode 32. Young gangsters from Delft.

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Gangsters of Delft Part 1

Season 3 Episode 32

 

Two rival youth gangs from Delft, the Italians and the Vatos Locos square off in a riveting and shocking confrontation.

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Gangsters of Delft Part 2

Season 3 Episode 33

 

Two rival youth gangs from Delft, the Italians and the Vatos Locos square off in a riveting and shocking confrontation.

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Ithemba Lam

Season 3 Episode 31

 

Ithemba Lam is a shelter for gays and transgenders who have been disowned by their families and shunned by their friends.

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Tik: The Devil Within Part 2

Season 3 Episode 30

 

The Devil Within Part 2. Tik smokers recount horror stories of what they are prepared to do to get money for the next hit.

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Christmas 2011

Season 3 Episode 29

 

Christmas in Cape Town.

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Rasta

Season 3 Episode 28

 

Rastafarians smoke dagga and praise Jah.

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Online Dating

Season 3 Episode 27

 

Teenagers in Company Gardens Park tell of the dangers of dating on the social networks.

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Male Rights

Season 3 Episode 26

 

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 5:30pm

Everyone has heard about the abuse of women, but what about men who are abused by women. What are their rights ?

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Leiden Neighbourhood Watch

Season 3 Episode 25

 

In Leiden, a group of residents, despairing of the police’s inability to curb the rampant crime, have formed a neighbourhood watch.

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Tik the devil within

Season 3 Episode 24

 

The Devil Within. A bunch of tik (methamphetamine) smokers light up and tell how the drug has affected their lives.

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Masibambisane High Part 3

Season 3 Episode 22

 

At a high school in Delft a group of boy and girl seniors talk about sex with a capital S.

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Masibambisane High Part 2

Season 3 Episode 21

 

At a high school in Delft a group of boy and girl seniors talk about sex with a capital S.

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Masibambisane High Part1

Season 3 Episode 20

 

At a high school in Delft a group of boy and girl seniors talk about sex with a capital S.

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Iliso Labantu Photography

Season 3 Episode 19

 

Iliso Labantu is a not-for-profit organisation started by photographers who live in the townships around Cape Town.

The organisation aims to provide training and opportunities for individuals to use photography as a way of documenting their lives, and those of the communities around them, and to be able to make sustainable careers for themselves as photographers.

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Jikeleza school of dance

Season 3 Episode 18

 

Jikeleza is a dance school that operates in the townships of Hout Bay. Their aim is to inspire the kids to rise above their disadvantaged backgrounds and not be tempted by the gang and drug life on the streets around them.

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Xenophobia

Season 3 Episode 17

Sat, 9 May 2015 7:30pm

South Africans and foreigners compare notes on xenophobia.

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Anaboom Street

Season 3 Episode 16

 

Residents of Anaboom St. Delft talk about xenophobia, inter-racial dating and police corruption in their neighbourhood.

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Coloured

Season 3 Episode 15

 

A group of mixed race intellectuals in a conversation about what being ” coloured ” means.

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‘Home’ plays at the Grahamstown festival

Season 3 Episode 14

 

Drama students from UWC take a play with a strong feminist message that they wrote to the Grahamstown Arts Festival.

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Equal Education

 Season 3 Episode 13

 

After demonstrating in front of Parliament, a group from Equal Education tell what they think has to be done to bring proper education to government schools.

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‘Home’ – theatre used for transformation

Season 3 Episode 12

 

Drama students from UWC draw inspiration from what home means to them.

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Street Sweepers

Season 3 Episode 9

 

Six well educated Xhosa women are forced to sweep the streets in order to feed their families as there are no other jobs available.

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Chilanga riding school for the disabled

Season 3 Episode 8

 

Chilanga. Sally Kluth founded a horse riding school for disabled kids outside Somerset West. Children have serious mental and physical handicaps ride horses and find a whole new confidence and freedom in their lives.

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Maryland adult literacy

Season 3 Episode 7

 

Maryland is an adult literacy centre in the middle of Hanover Park, one of Cape Towns most violent townships. Sister Marina tells how it all began and how her upbringing led her to do what she does.

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Tafelsig Backyarders

Season 3 Episode 6

Homeless families are evicted from an abandoned sports field where they have been squatting. Heart rending stories of families trying to survive.

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Right To Know

Season 3 Episode 5

 

The Right 2 Know campaign against the ANC’s attempt to bring in censorship with the Protection of Information Bill. A writer, two journalists and south Africa’s most famous cartoonists strategize on how to stop this happening.

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Nomfusi

Season 3 Episode 4

 

A filmed portrait of a rising recording star, who tells the incredible story of her life and how her mission is to inspire young people not to succumb to despair and poverty but take their lives in their hands and make it work.

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Views of 2011 Elections

Season 3 Episode 3

 

Middle class white Capetonians discuss the upcoming elections and what they think needs to change.

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Vote or Not to Vote Part 2

Season 3 Episode 2

 

Continuation of episode 1. UCT students debate whether their vote will change anything

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Vote or Not to Vote?

Season 3 Episode 1

 

UCT students debate whether their vote will change anything

 

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