We Come as Friends

Showtimes

Film runs Thu, Mar 20 through Sat, Mar 22.

We Come as Friends
Hubert Sauper, 2014
France/Austria | English, Chinese, Arabic, Ma’di, and Toposa with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 110 minutes

Director Hubert Sauper in person for both screenings.

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.

Travel support provided by Unifrance

Series: New Directors/New Films 2014

Venue: FSLC/MoMA

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