Peter Jackson

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The Message of District 9: Nigerians are Redundant

Now that District 9 is out on DVD and given the fact that it was on a lot of people’s ‘Best Films of 2009″ lists, is a good excuse to talk about its depiction of its Nigerian villains as unrepentant cannibals again. Recently I reread Ato Quayson’s take on “District 9,” especially the portrayal how

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Aliens in Johannesburg

You can’t miss the posters for “District 9″ plastered all over Manhattan. The film opens worldwide in cinemas tomorrow.  From the film’s website, its marketing budget and media coverage, this is definitely a Hollywood film. Here’s the...