WE COME AS FRIENDS at New Directors/New Films Festival, New York

New York. March 19-30, 2014

Director Hubert Sauper and Publicist Martin Marquet in person for both screenings !


NewDirectors.NewFilmsHubert 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.


Screening Dates WE COME AS FRIENDS:

Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 6:15 pm
MoMA | Titus 1

Saturday, March 22, 2014 – 3:45 pm
Film Society of Lincoln Center | Walter Reade Theater