•• Sundance Special Jury Prize Award ••

WE COME AS FRIENDS                                                                             


"A masterfully composed and suitably outraged look at the neocolonialist exploitation of South Sudan, “We Come as Friends” is, after “Darwin’s Nightmare,” the second part of Austrian documentarian Hubert Sauper’s proposed trilogy about the contemporary plight of African countries. Six years in the making, the film observes South Sudan becoming independent, politely pillaged for its resources, and devastated by war; according to Sauper, a number of the villages seen in the docu no longer exist. Amazingly, the filmmakers helped design a homemade airplane with which to travel the country at will; the film, too, is a purposeful vehicle, lofty in its aims." --  Variety

"Cinematography by Barney Broomfield is almost constantly mesmerizing..." --  The Hollywood Reporter


  • Director: Hubert Sauper
  • Producer: Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • Supporting Dir: Barney Broomfield, Xavier Leibard
  • Cinematographer: Barney Broomfield, Hubert Sauper
  • Editor: Hubert Sauper, Cathie Dambel, Denise Vindevogel, Barney Broomfield
  • Music: Slim Twig