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Alive in Joburg (2006)

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An eerie tale of a close encounter of the third kind in Johannesburg.

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Zakiel Mogobithla
Jess Newing
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An eerie tale of a close encounter of the third kind in Johannesburg.

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For its budget and size, it's a very good and worthwhile short
28 June 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I saw this film online tonight and had no idea what it was. However, I was was quite impressed by this short movie due not only to its excellent use of a small budget (making it look pretty professional and expensive) but by the amazing plot. In this parallel world, there was no Black Aparteid in South Africa. Instead, aliens came to Earth looking for a home and the Aparteid system was created just for them. And also on this strange "bizarro" world, Blacks and Whites have much common ground, as they agree that the aliens are no good, lazy, smelly and worthless--just like the propaganda that was spouted for so long to excuse Apartheid in the REAL South Africa until only the last couple decades. The juxtaposition was great--especially when the viewers no doubt find themselves feeling terrible pity for these alien creatures--like more of us SHOULD have been feeling about Apartheid.


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