We Come As Friends

We Come As Friends

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Photography: Hubert Sauper, Barney Broomfield
Editing: Hubert Sauper, Cathie Dambel, Denise Vindevogel
Sound: Veronika Hlawatsch
Music: Slim Twig
Producer, Co-producer: Hubert Sauper, Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Color: Colour
Language: French, English, Chinese
The director flies into Sudan at the time of the referendum on dividing the country into two: Sudan and South Sudan. Rather than focusing on this political act, however, he focuses more on the economic and environmental exploitation of local resources by Western and Chinese companies, which has had immense consequences, from the desperate living conditions of the local inhabitants to corrupt and impassive public officials. A caustic exploration of the heart of darkness into which the country’s beauty and wealth are changed by those who “come as friends”.

“Now you may start feeling strange. Strangeness penetrates you. It enters your heart. You recall some sinister memories that you prefer to forget. From now on you are complete stranger. You are an alien.”

La Pacte
Arnaud Aubelle
5 rue Darcet 
Paris / 75017 / France
+33 144 695 945

Festival edition: 2014
Sections: Between the Seas
Premiere Type: Czech Premiere
Awards: Best Central and East European Documentary Film
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: English
26.10.2014 13:30
28.10.2014 18:00


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