District 9: Spaceships over Soweto

I, like any normal, rational person, thought that this was a hoax. But it’s not. This is an upcoming movie about aliens landing in Johannesburg by local director Neill Blomkamp and Peter Jackson. There is obviously a strong metaphorical link to Apartheid and perhaps the recent Xenophobic violence in this country. It also shows that anything is possible if you put your mind to it — yes, even make a Hollywood movie about aliens landing in Soweto:

Below are some promo trailers:

and also:

Here’s a further version if you want more.

Apparently the above Hollywood blockbuster version is based on this short film below:

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