Among my top documentary films of the past decade, Darwin’s Nightmare hit hard. It stung on a cerebral and basic gut level. Almost a decade later, Hubert Sauper decides that we need a part two in an eventual trilogy. I’m all in.
Gist: Entente Cordiale intends to illustrate colonization as a human phenomenon in an explicit manner as well as in a metaphoric sense without suggesting simplified accusations or political propositions. It will not be a historical film since colonization as well as slave trade are still happening today – in a modified way, a more industrial, massive and more global fashion than a hundred years ago.
Release Date: Darwin was receive at Venice back in 2004, Sauper could easily return there for a world premiere, but Cannes might also be of interest.