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  • We Come as Friends

    2014. France/Austria. Hubert Sauper. 110 min.

Post-screening discussion with Sauper.

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 6:15 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • We Come as Friends

    2014. France/Austria. Directed by Hubert Sauper. Hubert Sauper’s masterful exploration of modern colonialism, with war-ravaged Sudan as a focus, offers devastating insights into the most premeditated, casually insidious ways of taking possession of Africa today. The scenarios of clueless Texan missionaries, shallow UN case workers, and Chinese oil-company CEOs living in gated communities while polluting the local drinking water are like a collage of postcards from hell. It takes a particularly gifted filmmaker to construct from these horrors something that can also engage one’s sense of beauty; with an air of science fiction aided by otherworldly scenes captured from the self-manufactured flying machine in which Sauper and his co-pilot arrive in Africa, the documentarian has created an indelible and righteously alarming second film in a planned trilogy that began with the Oscar-nominated Darwin’s Nightmare. 110 min.

In the Film exhibition New Directors/New Films 2014

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