Alive in Joburg (Short Film)


Alive in Joburg (2005) is a sci-fi short film directed by Neill Blomkamp. It was filmed in Johannesburg, South Africa, and over the course of its six minute running time, explores apartheid. The visual effects are nifty, and the faux-documentary approach adds another an interesting twist.

The coolest thing about it, however, is that it served as the basis for Blomkamp’s 2009 feature film District 9 – which is quite simply one of the greatest sci-fi movies ever made. You can watch the official trailer here.

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6 thoughts on “Alive in Joburg (Short Film)”

  1. Don’t shoot me for saying this, but Sci-fi is probably on my very bottom-ten genres. Probably? No, definitely. Then again, I’m not much into movies anyway. I’d rather make them than watch them. ;) But I will jump at any chance to watch a Roy Rogers movie. What do you think of those?

    1. LOL! :D That’s funny, ’cause Sci-Fi is probably my favorite genre. Probably? No definitely. ;) We have quite a few of the “Roy Rogers” movies, and enjoy watching them. They’re usually pretty good… even though the Western genre has never been my favorite. :)

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