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.
Breaking the Silence – Primrose’s Story
After Primrose’s Story aired on Wednesday night, the deputy speaker was so moved by it that he contacted Station Commander, Brigadier BM ...
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Street Talk Goes to Zimbabwe
Recently, we partnered with Steps on an exciting project in Zimbabwe. Through their partner organisation, My Age Zimbabwe, we were ...
#AmINext Takes the Streets of Cape Town
September 2019, was a big month for South Africa. South Africans were in an uproar as the murder of UCT ...
‘Let’s Succeed’ – A voice of hope for Masiphumelele
Community voices of Masiphumelele township will finally be heard, thanks to ‘Let’s Succeed’, a new documentary in which residents share ...
‘Dropouts’ who shared their stories receive welcome surprise
Soon after Street Talk’s High School Dropouts episode aired on 18 April, Zano Mramba, 28, who had helped research the ...
“Hanover Heroines” honoured at Gatvol Official Screening
Strike a woman, and you strike a rock,” said Street Talk’s director Richard Mills, quoting from the famous resistance song ...
GATVOL – New 4 part series on Gang Warfare
In the past few months, 35 people were murdered in in Cape Town’s Hanover Park. Most victims were youth, some ...
Many Promises, Few Results
In the outskirts of Cape Town, residents of Langa township are faced with detrimental living environments. Faulty electrical wires hang from ...
The Unexpected
Buying lunch boxes and diapers, providing emotional and housing stability as well as providing financial support to a family is ...
Dance and Demonstration
#FeesMustFall2016 Hand claps. Whistles. Methodic footsteps and lyrics revealing a deep historical pain erupt from the crowd, commanding the captivated ...
“The Making of a Criminal”
The Making of a Criminal theatrical production written and performed by the inmates of Pollsmoor Prison played at the Arena Theater, ...
Power, Strength, Dignity: Surviving Rape
To many, rape is believed to occur in dark corners to intoxicated women wearing short skirts – women who are ...
An Art Tide Replaces Apartheid: Healing through Performance
Art can take on various forms, ranging from an aesthetically pleasing spectacle to a possession of the wealthy, and from ...
They are Truly Grand Mothers: Gogo’s Raising Children in Cape Town: The Gogo Diaries- Season 7, Episode 8
Many people equate old age with relaxing at the beach and vacationing- they dream of the day that they will ...
SABCensorship
Not In Whose Name?  Exploring Censorship in South Africa Because of the recent protests of the SABC’s new policies, censorship ...
Protests Against Uber Take a New Turn
BREAKING NEWS: Protests against Uber in Cape Town’s City Bowl As recently as a few hours ago, there have been ...
The LGBTQ Community in South Africa- Season 1, Episode 12, Gay and Proud of It
In approximately 1968, the apartheid regime shifted their focus from persecuting blacks to persecuting members of the LGBTQ community. In ...
Masiphumelele Film Recap
The silent, rolling hills of the Cape Peninsula engulf the buzzing community of Masiphumelele. Indeed, the landscape provides a contrast ...
Flashback Blog Post: UCT On Fire: Season 6 Episode 52
This past February, the Department of Higher Education and Training expressed that it was “deeply concerned by reports of continuing ...
Opportunities in Communities
After the fall of the apartheid system, the first post-apartheid housing minister, Joe Slovo, followed suggestions from the World Bank ...
Gangsterism in South Africa
Gangsterism is a much discussed topic in South Africa, but although there is much discussion about gangsters, there is little ...
HIV Defaulting Part 1- Season 6 Episode 21
There has been a consistently large number of reports of people defaulting on their medication who are HIV positive in ...
In quest for Land
Land Reformation and Redistribution The land is an integral part of each individual’s heritage- it is where one’s history hides ...
Racism in South Africa: The perspectives of Coloured people Post-Apartheid: Season 7, Episode 1
Marike de Klerk, the former wife of F.W. de Klerk, made an infamous comment in which she described coloured people ...
Prejudice against Rastas
In the early 1900s, community leaders such as Marcus Garvey wanted to create black unity and a culture of respect ...
Inferior Education Post-Apartheid
In our latest documentary episode, “Inferior Education post Apartheid,” members of the community discussed some of the main problems that ...
Rape Survivors Part 2 Recap
Rape Survivors Part Two Episode Recap Former Western Cape Provincial Police Commissioner Mzwandile Petros recalled that during his time in ...
Brothers for All
In 2014, a Health24 article reported that the Correctional Services Department would develop strategies to ensure that 64% of offenders ...
HANDS OFF OUR GRANTS !!
On the 15 of  October  hundreds of gogos and young women joined hands in a protest in front of St. ...
Artscape Outreach In Worcester
Season 6 Episode 41 [types field=”date-and-time” style=”text” format=”D, j M Y g:ia” separator=”, “][/types] On October 19th, ARTSCAPE, Cape Town’s ...
Fees Must Fall
Student Protests in Cape Town For a week the universities of the Western Cape and the rest of the  country ...
My First Time
Sex Talk Episode 1 Taboo no more! In our new series,Sex Talk, we’re stripping down to the bare essentials and ...
Heideveld High, Y2K College and Vista High: The Scalabrini Screening
This past Friday, 21 August, Street Talk in collaboration with STEPS, together with NGO Scalabrini, as part of a facilitated ...
Vrygrond – Where Rainbows Meet
Vrygrond is a multi-cultural community where the vast majority of its members are unemployed and living in slum conditions. And ...
From Talk to Action
“Vision without action is merely a dream…vision with action can change the world” – Joel A. Barker After 6 years ...
Gearing Up for Women’s Month
In August we celebrate the strength and courage of the thousands of South African women who marched in protest against ...
Richard Mills on air with Cliff Central’s Arye Kellman
Film director, activist and co-founder of Street Talk, Richard Mills joined CliffCentral.com’s Arye Kellman via Skype this past Wednesday. From ...
Provocative, Shocking, Hilarious….Sex Talk
Yesterday, we hosted the exclusive screening and launch of the fun, frank and entertaining series – Sex Talk. A weekly, studio ...
Street Talk Launches Provocative New Series: Sex Talk
According to Statistics SA, 2011, “South Africa has the worst known figures of gender based violence for a country not ...
Award winning activists launch controversial documentary
Despite the cold weather, the who’s who of Cape Town came out to the exclusive screening and launch of Street ...

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