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We Come As Friends
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 devided into two nations, an old 'civilizing' pathology reemerges that of of colonialism, clash of empires, and yet new episodes of bloody (and holy) wars over land and resources.
|Language spoken:||local languages|
|Cinematographer(s):||Hubert Sauper, Barney Broomfield|
|Producers:||Hubert Sauper, Gabriele Kranzelbinder|
2014Park City (Sundance)
|Awards (selection):||World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematic Bravery (Sundance)|
WE COME AS FRIENDS among the 15 documentary Oscar finalists
Hubert Sauper’s We Come As Friends is one of the 15 finalists in the race for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Ten years after receiving an Academy Award nomination for Darwins Nightmare, Hubert Sauper joins again the most outstanding documentary filmmakers selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Hubert Sauper is the first winner of the newly established Werner Herzog Award
From 2016 on, the Werner Herzog Foundation ist planning to honor a special achievement in innovation, courage, and vision in the art of cinema. The jury agreed unanimously on the first Werner Herzog Award laureate – Hubert Sauper for his disquieting documentary on Sudan WE COME AS FRIENDS.