District 9 15
(USA-New Zealand-Canada-South Africa/2009)
Sharlto Copley|David James|Jason Cope
The film opens with a documentary-style exposition of an alien ship appearing in the skies over Johannesburg. Inside are aliens - refugees from another world. The Department of Alien Affairs moves them into a temporary holding zone called District 9, which soon becomes mired in crime and poverty. The next step is to move the residents to a new compound outside of the city.
There are many allegories to be drawn from this film, including the cultural clashes resulting from a poor response to the arrival of refugees and, not least, the treatment, under apartheid, of the Black population in South Africa itself.
20 March 2023 MONDAY 19:30
Playhouse Main Screen