The Origins of District 9

Embedded below is the short film "Alive in Joburg," which District 9 is based off of. The director, Neil Blomkamp, first attracted attention with this short film and then was able to expand it for District. It's a pretty interesting precursor to the larger story ...



Aaron Brassea


Aaron Brassea commented…

you left out the most interesting part: none of the people being interviewed are acting. they did real interviews with south africans about nigerians and zimbabweans.

Ruth Leanne


Ruth Leanne commented…

flip. district 9 was such a hectic movie! turns out my friend went to high school with the director.

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