Friday, December 09, 2005

Verite Sci-Fi

The work of director Neil Blomkamp seems particularly zeitgeisty His new short Alive In Joburg is in a weird verite sci-fi style that seems to fit our paranoid and media saturated moment like a glove. I think I may have previously posted about Tetra Vaal Robot, his movie about a street-policing robot. The new one is similar, but a little darker and more disturbing, imagining a future where aliens have landed and been transformed into yet another persecuted African minority. Both films are haunting, imaginative, and post-apocalyptic in ways that seem utterly believable. Good stuff


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