• We Come as Friends (2015)

We Come as Friends

Release Date: August 14th, 2015

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

Filmmaker Hubert Sauper examines how colonialism, war and business contribute to the exploitation of South Sudan.

Director: Hubert Sauper

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Peter KeoughBoston Globe

    A fascination with serendipity, irony, and absurdity like that in Werner Herzog’s documentaries propels “Friends” into unexpected territory. show more

  • 90
    Boyd van HoeijThe Hollywood Reporter

    The sobering message of the film is that independence doesn’t really mean anything in Africa if you’ve got resources that richer countries have an interest in and a general population that remains woefully poor and uneducated. show more

  • 75
    Chuck BowenSlant Magazine

    It grows increasingly hopeless as it contrasts the alien paradise of the opening with the wastelands that resemble corporate dump sites. show more

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