EN - A man spends his days fighting a gritty battle against an invasion. The invasion is that of certain non-indigenous plants that begin to take hold and spread across the mountainside of the Cape Peninsula in South Africa. The battle is Sisyphean and has grown into an obsession: his battle strategies and internal philosophies collide and the plants begin to find their voices in his interior world, invading his dreams. In South Africa we call these plants ‘Aliens’. Some of us call ourselves aliens too…


Title Resident Alien
Original title Resident Alien
Original language English, Afrikaans
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Docs , Experimental
Genre Hybrid
Year 2019
World première / first public presentation 2019-03-10


Photography Juanita Onzaga & Samuel Esselinckx
Editing Clara Chapus
Sound Thomas Becka & Simon Jamart
Music Juliana Venter & Koenraad Ecker

Technical specs

Running time film 22'25''
Colour Colour and black-white
Available in 2D


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Last edited on 8 July 2019

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Director Mira Matthew
Producers LUCA School of Arts
Writers Mira Matthew

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