Scapegoat is a short South African short film.
With humor, it touches on many topics that we have discussed in class.
To start, the white boy is depicted as a stereotypical tourist. Although he comes from good intentions, he is pretty ignorant about Africa. On the bus he tries to videotape everything, a woman tells him to put his seatbelt on but he assumes she’s speaking a different language and continues to stay caught up in getting everything on camera.
Despite the cultural differences of the white guy and the South African, we see their similarities when it comes to their respective relationships with their fathers. Also, the two are both seen as outsiders when they go into the city. This forces them to try to understand one another and work together towards the common goal of finding a goat and getting back to the village.