|We Come As Friends – Trailer
Academy AwardÂ® nominated director Hubert Sauperâ€™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 continentâ€™s biggest country, is being divided into two nations, an old â€œcivilizingâ€� pathology re-emergesâ€”that of colonialism, the clash of empires, and new episodes of bloody (and holy) wars over land and resources. The director of Darwinâ€™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 peopleâ€™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 endeavorâ€”a tale of very old and rather sinister verses.
Directed by: Hubert Sauper