Alive in Joberg

This six-minute short by Neill Blomkamp appears to be the basis for his much-awaited feature-length film District 9. Set in South Africa, the gritty faux-verite sci-fi film seems to be a recapitulation of apartheid with ghettoized aliens as the oppressed but powerful race.

District 9 opens August 14; here is the theatrical trailer.

Blomkamp is also directing the Halo flick.