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District 9 – Everyone Deserves Equality

September 25, 2009 Film No Comments

Saw District 9 tonight. Though it’s not one of those films I’d want to watch over and over, I liked it quite a bit. As far as my views on aliens….

Interesting Review (excerpt) from The Economist magazine:

…critics who have concluded that Mr Blomkamp’s satire is aimed at apartheid because his film is set in South Africa should brush up on the living conditions to which the world’s refugees, displaced people and other vulnerable groups are currently being subjected. The sight of soldiers roughing up and humiliating the alien prawns—who just want to be left alone to forage in the black-market for cat food, their favourite delicacy—may convey something sharp about the treatment of 42m uprooted terrestrials.

While searching for Youtube clips of the aliens talking (i think they sound cool), I came across this short film, which the movie is apparently based on. It’s also pretty entertaining.

Links:
Official Site of District 9
MNU Spreads Lies
Prawns and Other Illegal Aliens, The Economost, August 20th, 2009

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