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We Come As Friends

We Come As Friends

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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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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.

WE COME AS FRIENDS is a modern odyssey – a dizzying, almost 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” ideology re-emerges – one of colonialism and a clash of empires – with new episodes of bloody (and holy) wars over land and resources. Academy Award® nominated director of Darwin’s Nightmare, Hubert Sauper, takes us on a voyage in his tiny, self-made aircraft constructed from tin and canvas, leading us into the 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.

Winner of Peace Film Prize at Berlinale 2014, Special Jury Award at Sundance 2014, Wild Dreamer Award at Subversive Film Festival at Zagreb 2014, Austrian Film Award at Vienna 2015, Vienna Film Prize at Viennale 2014, Millennium Award at Planete + Doc Warsaw 2014.

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Format: DVD
Run Time: 110 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Region: Region 1
UPC Code : 883929462841
Editorial Reviews: “A SURREAL, MOVING, INFURIATING and PERSUASIVE argument that in South Sudan, there’s nothing ‘post’ about colonialism.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
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