Thursday, August 20, 2009

District 9

I've already seen this movie but you really have no way of even remotely knowing what its about unless you watch it. I think it's just a satire of injustice in South Africa. Or at least something along those lines.

As you may know, District 9 was inspired by Neill Blomkamp's short film Alive In Joburg. But what many people don't realize is that he created Alive In Joburg's footage of people being interviewed about aliens, by using real interviews.

"I was asking black South Africans about black Nigerians and Zimbabweans. That's actually where the idea came from was there are aliens living in South Africa, I asked "What do you feel about Zimbabwean Africans living here?" And those answers — they weren't actors, those are real answers..."

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