WE COME AS FRIENDS

By Hubert SAUPER

KGP FILMPRODUKTION - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014


Festivals
& Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2014
World Documentaries
Busan - BIFF/APM 2014
Wide Angle
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • AUSTRIA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hubert SAUPER
    • Writer(s)
    • Hubert SAUPER
    • Producer(s)
    • Hubert SAUPER (Adelante Films), Gabriele KRANZELBINDER (KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production)
    • Synopsis
    • 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
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 01, 2010
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