We Come As Friends

Director Hubert Sauper
Genre Documentary
Runtime 110 minutes
Country of Origin France, Austria
Language English, Chinese, Arabic
Supplier BBC Worldwide
Festivals/Awards Winner - Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema - Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2015
Release Date In theatres on January 9, 2016

Synopsis

Academy Award® nominated director Hubert Sauper's WE COME AS FRIENDS is a modern odyssey, a dizzying, science fiction-like journey into the heart of Africa. At the moment when the Sudan, the continent's biggest country, is being divided into two nations, an old "civilizing" pathology re-emerges - that of colonialism, the clash of empires, and new episodes of bloody (and holy) wars over land and resources. The director of DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE takes us on this voyage in his tiny, self-made, tin and canvas flying machine. He leads us into most improbable locations and into people's thoughts and dreams, in both stunning and heartbreaking ways. Chinese oil workers, UN peacekeepers, Sudanese warlords, and American evangelists ironically weave common ground in this documentary, a complex, profound and humorous cinematic endeavor.

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