VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

We Come as Friends (OmdU)

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We Come as Friends (OmdU)

Hubert Sauper
F/A, 2013
Documentaries, 105min, OmdU

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We Come as Friends (OmdU)

Hubert Sauper
F/A, 2013
Documentaries, 105min, OmdU

Screenplay: 
Hubert Sauper
Sound: 
Veronika Hlawatsch
Camera: 
Hubert Sauper
Barney Broomfield
Editor: 
Hubert Sauper
Cathie Dambel
Denise Vindevogel
Composer: 
Slim Twig

Production: 
Adelante Films
KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production
World Sales: 
Le Pacte
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen Filmverleih
Format: 
DCP
Color

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 continent’s biggest country, is being divided into two nations, an old ‘civilizing’ pathology re-emerges – that of colonialism, clash of empires, and yet new episodes of bloody (and holy) wars over land and resources. The director of DARWIN’S NIGHTMARE takes us on this voyage in his tiny, self-made flying machine out of tin and canvas, he leads us into most improbable locations and into people’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.

In the presence of Hubert Sauper and members of the film team.