We Come As Friends by Hubert Sauper (2014, 110 min.). Academy Award nominated director Hubert Sauper’s We Come As Friends is a modern odyssey, a dizzying, science fiction-like 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” pathology re-emerges—that of colonialism, the clash of empires, and new episodes of bloody (and holy) wars over land and resources. The director of Darwin’s Nightmare takes us on this voyage in his tiny, tin-and-canvas flying machine. In stunning and heartbreaking ways, he leads us into improbable locations and into people’s thoughts and dreams. Chinese oil workers, UN peacekeepers, Sudanese warlords, and American evangelists forge common ground in this complex and profound documentary. Winner of the Sundance Special Jury Award. Diverse languages with English subtitles.