We Come as Friends

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Colonization as a human phenomenon through both explicit and metaphoric lenses without oversimplified accusations or political theorizing. Alarmingly, It is not a historical film since colonization and the slave trade still exist.

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Sauper and his two-man crew fly over a land that's becoming as alien to its indigenous population as it was (and still is) to those who fancy exploiting it.

Jan 28, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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A fascination with serendipity, irony, and absurdity like that in Werner Herzog's documentaries propels "Friends" into unexpected territory.

Aug 27, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The action always feels as if it's unfolding in present tense, the avant-garde score and disorienting extreme close-ups conveying a sense of nervous, spontaneous energy.

Aug 27, 2015 | Full Review…

The ongoing tragedy in Africa is too nefarious, too complicated, for any one film to do it justice, but We Come as Friends opens a wide window into this mansion of horrors.

Aug 21, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Hubert Sauper goes where other people don't go, sees what the crowd doesn't see and creates unsettling, provocative political documentaries that are unlike anyone else's.

Aug 20, 2015 | Full Review…

We Come as Friends aims a cinéma vérité lens on a place where many promises are made, but few are kept.

Aug 20, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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