#133. “The ship appears to be stopping over Johannesburg city. They are homeless … they pitched up and we gave them a chunk of earth.”
And so begins the promo for District 9.
My American nephew mentioned “District 9” to me last night and I was quick to correct him — “it’s District 6” I said all knowingly. And in the realm of the bizarre (not so much because because I was wrong and he was right) District 9 does exist. It’s a Hollywood sci-fi thriller about alien life in Soweto, made by Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp. All credit goes to Matthew Buckland for pointing this out on his blog.
For more videos and background on this go to Matthew Buckland’s post District 9: Spaceships over Soweto. And if it is a hoax, it’s a still worth watching.