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AFS Presents: WE COME AS FRIENDS
September 16, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Wed, September 16, 2015, 7:30 PM
Sun, September 20, 2015, 4 PM
Directed by Herbert Sauper
France/Austria, 2014, DCP, 110 min., Color
In English, Mandarin and Arabic with English subtitles
From the Academy Award nominated director of DARWIN’S NIGHTMARE and winner of top prizes at Sundance and Berlin, WE COME AS FRIENDS takes a hard look at the institutions of power that keep the impoverished South Sudanese in a constant cycle of war.
Director Hubert Sauper takes a propeller plane into the villages of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, rich in natural resources, and now engaged in civil war. Why Sudan’s people have never profited from the country’s oil riches is the story of capitalism in colonial Africa, a tradition that persists today with South Sudan’s newest visitors, the Chinese oil workers. Sauper takes in the history and the ominous climate with unflinching honesty.
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