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After his mind-blowing 2005 documentary “Darwin’s Nightmare,” here comes another hard-hitting non-fiction feature by Hubert Sauper. The latest from the Oscar-nominated filmmaker, “We Come As Friends” explores the after-effects of South Sudan’s independence, including an international interest in gaining the area’s land and resources.
Sauper traveled in a small, self-made aircraft throughout different locations to show the devastating results of the exploitation of Africa. He shows Chinese oil workers, UN peacekeepers, Sudanese warlords and American evangelists and their common interest in South Sudan.
“We Come As Friends” won the Special Jury Prize in the World Documentary Category at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The film will open theatrically on August 14 through BBC Worldwide North America. Check out the trailer above.