Could put this on news…cause it’s news to me = Far as I can gather, the animator of the Citroen commercial [ basis for New Peguin commercial - winnner of 2005 Suzanne best animation…] - made another film in 2005. Neill Bloemkamps work rocks, but only today saw something more of his local South-African work. You can watch Alive in Joburg on Google - and then we’ll talk about art…
The documentary style was nice, though not always very convincing; not because the aliens, but the way they were filmed (a bit too exaggerated, like the eye covering for example).
But the parts with the mechasuits/robots/or whatever… damn, let’s just say I can’t wait for the Transformers movie.
In case anybody did not get this, it has a strong local flavour. The aliens represent the illegal aliens that enter SA in huge numbers and then do everything that the movie depicts. Theft of electricity, for instance is a big problem. In many townships, the cabling actually looks worse than in this movie, as they connect pirate cables to the main supplies.