A candid portrait of black sisterhood
Sisterhood = Self-care.
Talk the Ting testifies to the power of queer Black sisterhood through the lens of UK-based podcasting trio Sistren. Together, Michelle, babirye and DJ have made listeners howl laughing at their nuanced Black British musings but what inspires their international audience is the intimate relationship they maintain with each other.
Shot over the course of a week, the film features the three sister-friends dishing on their African upbringing, mental health, and the influences that inform how they love themselves and each other. With a combination of candid interviews, verité footage, and mesmerizing montages paired with a unique soundtrack; Talk the Ting makes an intimate exploration into the love story behind every Black female friendship.
Photos from Inside Out Toronto LGBTQ Film Festival courtesy of Samantha Blanchette.
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SISTREN is a queer womanist podcast, radio show, friendship and movement (tbh), founded in 2015 by 3 sister-friends from London–Michelle, babirye and DJ have been hailed for their refreshing take on DM sliders, the art of thirst trapping and how to suss if your homie might be trash. Their educative and empowering style is as comically entertaining as it is informative, winning over listeners overseas and across the UK.
Hosts of AFROPUNK UK’s 2017 Warm Up party, they’ve been featured by the likes of Dazed, Fader and Buzzfeed since their inception, and now "talk the ting" on a monthly podcast with Roundhouse Radio, alongside their monthly radio residency at Radar Radio.