The Claude Leon Foundation


The documentary series ‘Street Talk’ was founded in 2008 and provides a chance to listen to what ordinary people are thinking and talking about. It opens a window into people’s daily experience of life. Co-founded by Richard Mills and Jo Menell, the film series that aims to counter prejudice and promote a more tolerant society.
Street Talk is a South African television series. Each week, it airs hard-hitting, controversial and inspiring stories that inform, educate and motivate their growing audience. They encourage active citizenship for a better South Africa.
The project produces a fifteen minute weekly documentary which is broadcast during prime time on CTV - Cape Town independent and free Community Television. It broadcasts to an estimated audience of 2.5 million people. Street Talk also runs a training Academy on documentary filmmaking, enrolling about 2 to 3 apprentices each semester. They are also on 1KZN TV (Kwazulu-Natal), BAY TV (Eastern Cape) and DSTV (National). They go all around Cape Town from Langa to Llandudno, Schools to Universities, Arts to Business, the homeless to the affluent, they are the voice of the voiceless.

Since 2011, Claude Leon Foundation has supported their documentaries and continue to provide annual funding.


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