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We Come as Friends (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 14 August 2015 (USA)
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As war-ravaged South Sudan claims independence from North Sudan and its brutal President, Omar al-Bashir, a tiny, homemade prop plane wings in from France. It is piloted by eagle-eyed ... See full summary »

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Hubert Sauper

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As war-ravaged South Sudan claims independence from North Sudan and its brutal President, Omar al-Bashir, a tiny, homemade prop plane wings in from France. It is piloted by eagle-eyed documentarian Hubert Sauper, who is mining for stories in a land trapped in the past but careening toward an apocalyptic future. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Barátként jövünk See more »

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South Sudan

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Short-listed for 'Best Documentary' (last 15 films) at the 88th Academy Awards 2016. See more »

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Features Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Astonishing
22 August 2016 | by samkethiSee all my reviews

I'm actually in awe of how brilliantly and subtly this story is told. The director takes us from understanding the differences between Sudan and South Sudan to diving into the new forms of opportunism and a much more sophisticated form of colonialism disguised as aid.

This is all done with very little narration.

If you are interested in understanding the modern war for resources and how the American empire operates this documentary is a good place to start. One can only hope that the people of Sudan find a way to help the people of the country and reap the benefits of their land. What I find striking about the documentary is its lack of an agenda and forces the viewer to draw their own conclusion.

Educational and touching. Worth a watch and share.


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