We Come as Friends is a modern odyssey, a science fiction-like journey in a home-made flying machine, into the the heart of Africa. At the moment when the Sudan, Africa's biggest country, is being divided into two nations, a 'civilizing' pathology transcends the headlines - that of colonialism, imperialism, and yet another holy war over resources. Time and again the director of "Darwin's Nightmare" leads us into improbable locations and into people's thoughts, both stunning and heartbreaking. Chinese oil workers, UN peacekeepers, Sudanese military elite, and American evangelists ironically have common ground in this documentary. If "history does not repeat, but rhymes", We Come as Friends bares witness to this devastating reality - it is a humorous and complex cinematic recital - of old and rather sinister verses.
Partners & financing
ÖFI, ORF-FFA, FFW, Eurimages, Canal +, ARTE France
Sales agent: Le Pacte