Alive in Joburg

Alive in Joburg

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Jason R
Super Reviewer
August 17, 2009
The short that inspired District 9, is just as innovative and beautiful as it's full length companion.
Chris M
Super Reviewer
½ August 16, 2009
A short film by Neill Blomkamp that is quite interesting.
Aditya D. Mallya Aditya D. Mallya ½ April 4, 2014
The mockumentary sci-fi short that spawned the superb 'District 9' - stunningly conceived.
Rian P ½ March 8, 2013
An interesting sci-fi short by Neill Blomkamp -- who would later develop this original concept into the fantastic ''District 9.'' What I really love about this film is that - for once - the aliens choose somewhere else than the USA to land, the low-budget visuals, the convincing prosthetic aliens (rather than your usual CGI aliens), the documentary-style of filming (which makes it feel realistic) and the social commentary (Wikipedia: ''All of the interview statements which do not explicitly mention extraterrestrials were taken from authentic interviews with many South Africans who had been asked their opinions of Zimbabwean refugees''). Everything is just nicely put together during the 6 minute run time.
Ryan P ½ March 8, 2013
An interesting sci-fi short by Neill Blomkamp -- who would later develop this original concept into the fantastic ''District 9.'' What I really love about this film is that - for once - the aliens choose somewhere else than the USA to land, the low-budget visuals, the convincing prosthetic aliens (rather than your usual CGI aliens), the documentary-style of filming (which makes it feel realistic) and the social commentary (Wikipedia: ''All of the interview statements which do not explicitly mention extraterrestrials were taken from authentic interviews with many South Africans who had been asked their opinions of Zimbabwean refugees''). Everything is just nicely put together during the 6 minute run time.
Shawn S ½ March 3, 2013
A great stepping stone toward 'District 9' for Neill Blomkamp.
Scott C ½ October 1, 2011
Terrific short that served as the basis for District 9.
Faroeislander Faroeislander ½ September 17, 2011
The short that was the inspiration for District 9.
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