Brereton, Pat. “Eco-cinema, sustainability and Africa: A reading of Out of Africa (1985), The Constant Gardener (2005) and District 9 (2010).” Journal of African Cinemas 5.2 (2013): 219-235.
The article presents the eco-sustainability language known for established intellectuals is represented in the film. It is timely and appropriate as it illustrates how most developing states such as African countries require immediate response plans regarding poverty and public health issues. The study aims to demonstrate how a revisionist and ecological film such as District 9 is made. Findings show evidence of the effects of colonialism, as seen in the District 9 film (Brereton pg. 219-235). The article indicates that the Hollywood films shot in Africa show a different picture of wars and unsustainability in the films, which is different from the real Africa. The article calls for further studies on identifying the richness of developing African countries rather than concentrating on civil wars.
Frassinelli, Pier Paolo. “Heading South: Theory, Viva Riva! and District 9.” Critical Arts 29.3 (2015): 293-309.
The article represents the film District 9 which shows how Hollywood bestsellers produce film narratives in African urban areas. The film depicts the southern African region and displays readable images as a dystopic idea concerning global prospects. The findings show how the movie has established concepts of racial discrimination caused by the apartheid rule. The article is timely and appropriate as it symbolizes the aliens as minority groups found in the 21st century and the racial discrimination they face (Frassinelli pg. 293-309). The article is also essential as it helps readers understand the challenges faced during the colonial periods, which calls for research on post-colonial effects in African countries
Hairston, Andrea. “Different and Equal Together: SF Satire in District 9.” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 22.3 (2011): 326.
The journal focuses on racial segregation experienced in the District 9 movie. It states that even though individuals look different, they should be treated equally without discrimination. The author argues that the film is powerful as it focuses on the spatial, systematic, and cultural catastrophes of post-apartheid rule in South Africa. The findings indicate that south Africa experienced multiple economic and social problems after colonialism and apartheid rule (Hairston). The journal is appropriate and timely as it symbolizes aliens with people of color in the 21st century who continue to face racism. Further research is suggested on completely eradicating the continuing racial segregation to have a generation free from racism.
Marquis, Moira. “The Alien Within Divergent Futures in Nnedi Okorafor’s Lagoon and Neill Blomkamp’s District 9.” Science Fiction Studies 47.3 (2020): 398-425.
The article indicates that the schools of thought track black liberation projects based on the current race concerns crisis, including Afrofuturism and Afro-pessimism. The study aims to analyze the schools of thought based on modern racism. Findings suggest that Afro-pessimism provides insightful appraisals on contemporary and past racism while Afrofuturism envisions a future free from post-colonial racism (Marquis pg. 398-425). The article is timely as it projects a future without racial segregation and emphasizes the need for maintaining indigenous and traditional African values. It suggests studies on how Afrofuturism can be realized and how it can provide a strong foundation for the future of African countries.
Rieder, John. “Race and revenge fantasies in Avatar, District 9 and Inglorious Basterds.” Science Fiction Film and Television 4.1 (2011): 41-56.
The article states that District 9 presents dramatically violent, racial revenge illusions focused on white representatives concerning systematized racial discrimination. The author argues that the fantasies come from a deep pool containing prevalent hatred against the existing status quo (Rieder pg.41-56). The article has identified the ways in which the film manages the scene regarding violence. The study is timely and appropriate as it points out how race tends to arouse chaos and violence even in the contemporary world. Following the scenes, the article has helped map out several existing conceptual and dire prospects in the film industry. The article details on the film help point out several research areas such as racialized scapegoats in society.
Trinder, Stephen. Neoliberalism with a human face? Critical perspectives on Hollywood science fiction. Diss. Anglia Ruskin University, 2018.
The author states that the film validates particular agitation with the idea that neoliberalism can realize worldwide stability up to a certain level. The study explores the movie District 9 based on concerns that they can undermine neoliberalism. It further suggests that re-evaluating the parameters on countries’ neoliberal uniqueness is essential (Trinder). The article is timely as it discusses neocolonialism and neoliberalism in modern society and western culture. The findings state that even though neoliberal faults are reflected in the film, the main aspects of neoliberalism and neocolonialism are separately endorsed. The author suggests further studies on countries’ neoliberal principles based on level-headedness and individuality
Trinder, Stephen. “Capitalism with a Human Face: Neoliberal Ideology in Neill Blomkamp’s District 9.” Film-Philosophy 23.1 (2019): 1-16.
The article claims that the District 9 movie supports neoliberalism through the creation of social realism that bypasses candid reproaches concerning neoliberalism part in the partial individual suffering and socio-economic ostracism. It is apparent in how corporate entrepreneurship experiences heavy criticisms. The purpose of the study was to explore anti-colonial and anti-capitalist predispositions in the film should be categorized. The study is timely as it shows ways to strengthen the main features of neoliberalism. The author suggests that the ‘traumatic kernel’ represents the unforeseen responsibility of concerned audiences in upholding an economically, socially, and politically manipulative agenda regarding neoliberalism (Trinder pg. 1-16). It indicates that further research should be conducted to identify the neoliberal power disseminated by corporates and neoconservative administration.
Van Veuren, and Mocke Jansen. “Tooth and nail: anxious bodies in Neill Blomkamp’s District 9.” Critical Arts 26.4 (2012): 570-586.
The article presents the concepts of abjection, severing, contamination, and displacement based on their importance in the South African post-colonial agenda. The purpose of the study was to show how the operations and representatives of the apartheid machinations are impacted. The article is timely as several individuals are continuing to experience the effects of colonialism
Findings suggest that racism and post-colonial effects are evident in the District 9 film (Van and Mocke pg. 570-586). However, the article does not discuss in detail colonialism and imperialism concerning the movie. The author’s arguments demonstrate how individuals are misrepresented in modern society due to racial segregation after colonialism.
Veracini, Lorenzo. “District 9 and Avatar: Science fiction and settler colonialism.” Journal of Intercultural Studies 32.4 (2011): 355-367.
The article claims that aliens in the firm are useless based on humans, and their space on earth is coveted. The research aimed to show that aliens can be compared to indigenous individuals during the colonial periods who were seen as an obstacle. The emphasis on immigrant colonialism has been timely, and emerging literature has in the past stressed the identification of variations between immigrant colonial and colonial aspects (Veracini pg. 355-367). The status and representation of indigenous individuals in colonial and post-colonial times should be highlighted. The article’s arguments call for further research on the misrepresentation of minorities in the contemporary world.
Wagner, Keith B. “District 9, race and neoliberalism in post-apartheid Johannesburg.” Race & Class 57.2 (2015): 43-59.
The article states that District 9 is a film focusing on the emergence of extraterrestrials in South Africa, exploring economic reigns and regulatory mechanism philosophies in the 21st century. The study attempts to recognize real-life aspects based on the film, such as post-apartheid discrimination, poverty in the urban areas, and economic suppression. The article is timely and appropriate as it includes political and commentary significance and the works of CGI unique properties. The findings argue that south African indifferences witnessed in the film have social solid and conceptual implications regarding the past (Wagner pg. 43-59). Following the passive aliens’ substitution representing black migrants in South Africa, the movie encourages debates and research on politics, inequality, race, and commemoration. The study also reveals past challenges and issues recalibrated in the District 9 film.