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

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Braam Greyling ...
Cop 1
Godfrey Seome ...
Cop 2
Dawie Ackermann ...
Afrikaans Professor
Sweetness Hlomza
Patrick Hlomza
Bennet Mogobithla
Zakiel Mogobithla
Jess Newing
Scott Donaldson
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An eerie tale of a close encounter of the third kind in Johannesburg.

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Živi u Johanesburgu  »

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District 9 (one of Blomkamps later films) is based on this short. Both Alive in Joburg and District 9 were written and directed by Neil Blomkamp See more »

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Alien: We don't want to be here, this place doesn't want us... we have nothing, nothing.
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Referenced in Troldspejlet: Episode #42.2 (2009) See more »

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This is an amazing short
31 August 2006 | by (Miami, Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

What an amazing short movie. As other reviewers have stated, the movie does manage to convey a feeling of racism not between humans but the racism that occurs towards these squid-like aliens. It was a very real and effective message that creates a metaphor that sometimes only fantasy can convey.

This short has gained attention recently because the director was chosen by Peter Jackson to direct the movie adaptation of "Halo". For those of you unfamiliar with the game, this is the perfect man for the job.

For those of you looking for this movie, it can be easily found on Video.Google.Com


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