In 2008 documentary makers Jo Menell and Richard Mills founded Street Stories Films as they believe that expression and participation in public processes strengthens democracy.
We make documentaries, including the Street Talk series, in which people talk about their lives and real issues affecting them. Our small team is big on sharing knowledge and experience. We have nurtured several previously disadvantaged Capetonians in various aspects of filmmaking. Thembela Dick is a valuable member of our management team, while several former interns currently work in the film industry. Street Stories Films is registered as a Non-Profit Organisation with the Department of Social Services and as a Public Benefit Organisation with the South African Revenue Services.
A board oversees Street Stories. Current board members are:
- Barbara Masekela
- Shelley Barry
- Jo Menell (Director)
- Richard Mills (Director)