importance tone aware of culture other than own country

To the extent that globalisation has affected modern societies politically, economically and culturally, it is increasingly important for people to be aware of current events in countries other than their own.

do films offer anything more than an escape from reality?

Far from an escape from reality, films open windows into foreign cultures and societies, explore emotions that may not have earned a name in the lexicon, and examine everyday tensions that challenge people in the real world.