We Come As Friends
vrijdag 27 maart 2015 - 17:00
Theater aan het Spui Grote Zaal
Discussion with director Hubert Sauper and Sudan expert Fleur Scheele from the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations. Moderator is journalist Harm Ede Botje.
This year’s Movies that Matter Festival devotes a retrospective to the work of this passionate filmmaker by screening three of his documentaries that, each in their own way, provide insight into globalization and interference by Western governments and multinationals in African countries. Kisangani Diary, the controversial Darwin’s Nightmare and Sauper’s latest film, We Come as Friends.
Hubert Sauper was born in Kitzbühel, a village of Tyrol, Austrian Alps. He lived in Great Britain, Italy, the USA, and since twenty years in France. He studied film directing in Vienna (Univ. of Performing Arts) and in Paris (Univ. de Paris VIII.) and graduated B.A. (Mag. art.). Hubert teaches film classes in Europe and USA. The last two documentaries he wrote and directed were awarded twelve International Film Prizes.
Fleur Scheele is a Researcher and analyses corporations and supply chains for SOMO, with a focus on natural resources in Africa and Asia. She holds an MSc in Environment and Resource Management from VU University in Amsterdam. Before working for SOMO, Fleur conducted research into primates in the tropical rainforests of Indonesian Borneo for the University of Zürich and she has also worked in various African countries. For a research project on uranium mining in Africa, she interviewed workers, communities, environmentalists, human rights activists, managers, scientists and authorities in South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania and the Central African Republic. She just returned from a SOMO related trip to South-Sudan.