Foreign Focus

Description

Foreign Focus is a monthly series screening the best contemporary films from across the globe. As a space for cultural enrichment, we understand how essential it is to expose our audiences to different realities and perspectives. With the creation of our new series Foreign Focus, we want our audience to explore the world through striking images and thought provoking content.

Foreign Focus will transport you to awe-inspiring places where you will witness different traditions and be fascinated by the infinite ways human beings interact throughout the world.

Special thanks to our series sponsors:

Dr. Gail Morrison
Aaron and Andrea West
Paul and Jean Denman
David Whiteman and Lee Jane Kaufman

Schedule

Aug 30

High Fantasy

Four friends go camping on an isolated farm in South Africa’s Northern Cape. Filming their trip on phone cameras, they capture themselves in the farm’s endless, haunting landscape. As the sun bakes down, the friends do their best to survive the weekend together amidst social awkwardness and discomfort, but the next morning holds an unbelievable shock: all four of them have swapped bodies. Their reactions vary from horror to disgust to glee, but one thing is agreed; they can’t go home like this. They’ll have to get along to find a solution, but tensions are mounting. Conflicts from the past return in force, things that have been left unsaid are said, and the fantasy of the Rainbow Nation becomes a painful awakening.

Directed by Jenna Bass.