SFTV’s Monday Nights Series kicks off August 31st in Mayer Theater with a screening of We Come as Friends followed by a Q&A with Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Hubert Sauper.
We Come as Friends is a moving and surreal journey into the heart of Africa. At the moment when the Sudan, the continent’s biggest country, is being divided into two nations, an old “civilizing” ideology re-emerges – one of colonialism and a clash of empires – with new episodes of bloody wars over land and resources. Hubert Sauper takes us on a voyage in his tiny, self-made aircraft constructed from tin and canvas, leading us into the most improbable locations and into people’s thoughts and dreams in both stunning and heartbreaking ways. Variety described the film as “a masterfully composed and suitably outraged look at the neocolonialist exploitation of South Sudan.”
The film has already won multiple awards, including the Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Cinematic Bravery and the Berlin Film Festival’s Peace Film Award.
Start the year off right and head to Mayer Theater next Monday. Be sure to RSVP and grab your tickets here.