Denmark 2004 • Directed by Jeppe Rønde • Documentary • 73 minutes
In South Africa, when the country was still in the grip of apartheid, men from the nation’s rural areas often journeyed to the cities in search of work. Hoping to impress their families, the men would often buy stylish new suits for their visits back home, and practice looking slick for their friends and neighbors. This behavior evolved into a practice called “Swenking,” in which working-class South Africans would meet on a regular basis for competitions in which they would see who could put together the best-looking outfit. Swenking is a hobby that still exists today. “The Swenkas” not only explores this ritual, but also the dignity and respect that becomes their code of ethics.
College of the Siskiyous, Weed - Ford Theater
Saturday, October 14 3:35 pm - 4:48 pm
Coming Attractions Theatre 1, Mount Shasta
Sunday, October 15 12:35 pm - 1:48 pm
G All Ages