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We come as Friends
Documentary Film, FR/AT 2014, Farbe, 105 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2015

Director, Script: Hubert Sauper
Camera: Hubert Sauper, Barney Broomfield
Editor: Hubert Sauper, Denise Vindevogel, Cathie Dambel
Music: Slim Twig
Sounddesign: Veronika Hlawatsch
Producers: Hubert Sauper, Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Production: Adelante Films
Co-production: KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production


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 ever-new episodes of bloody (and holy) wars over land and resources. Hubert Sauper leads us into most improbable locations and into people’s thoughts and dreams. Complex, profound, and humorous. (Production notes)

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