The eagerly anticipated thriller District 9 promises to not only be a creative triumph, but also an engrossing, thought-provoking vision about the clash of civilizations. The movie represents another genre-bending film for super-producer Peter Jackson of Lord of the Rings fame. Though it has an extraterrestrial element, the film’s subject matter couldn’t be more earthly: xenophobia, social unrest, citizenship, minority rights, and yes, state secrets.
It won’t be lost on the viewer that District 9 was filmed entirely in South Africa, a country with its own tortured past regarding the brutal Apartheid System. But it becomes abundantly clear that the movie speaks to pressing issues that tax the emotions and spirits of every region of our planet.
Peep the movie’s powerful and haunting trailer: