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

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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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