reply to post by Springer
Thanks for giving us a chance to portray our view. I would like to start with saying I found the movie realistic which reflected events which we can
relate with our history and current world affairs.
Keeping in mind the story line of District 9 it tells us:
1. At the start of movie it is said that a exploratory team discovers a group of one million unhealthy
and leaderless members of an
arthropod-like extraterrestrial species (mining teams) who are given asylum on Earth in 1982
2. Due to petty crimes committed by aliens and the xenophobia among humans aliens are restricted in District 9.
3. After 30 years (the time period of the documentary or you can say 21st century) their population only rose to 1.8 million
4. MNU were performing "illegal secret" experiments on extraterrestrial creatures and in the end of the movie it is told the experiments are
The term illegal is important as it states that there was some kind of rule/policy among human govt. (possibly involving United Nations) which ruled
out conducting any experiments on the extraterrestrial species.
5. When the mothership begins to leave and Johannesburg's residents celebrate at its departure they were not aware of the illegal experiments being
conducted on the creatures.
6. It is hinted that Wiku is still alive as an alien with a bandaged left arm crafts a flower out of metal (which his wife receives).
7. In the end of movie the documentary states the aliens are successfully moved to District 10, said to have a population of 2.5 million and
From here I can think of as to what might happen next:
First the question arises why in first 27-30 years their population only rose 800k?
(1982 upto 2009/10) whereas when they are moved to District
10 their population surge is 700k
Now we can judge it is because as it's shown in documentary there was not much food available for aliens thus they were still unhealthy and unable to
mutate (successfully/ properly ?), also many deaths by violent human crimes (Human gangs killing/ experiments etc). Which tells us the conditions in
District 10 are better than District 9 thus the explosion of 700k in such a short time.
But why the conditions improved in District 10? There can be several factors which come into play here:
a) It can be because when the word of illegal experimentation are exposed and there is a massive uproar among the humans and condemnation from allover
the world including UN and other world powers.
b) After the experimentations are exposed and the reason for sudden departure of mother ship is found out there is fear among World Powers for what is
From here being realistic we can start the story:
"Playing" on people's emotion (massive uproar over illegal experimentations) UN get directly involved with the treatment/conditions of aliens in
District 10 thus the better treatment. But secretly world powers are also anticipating attacks from the aliens. So it would play in their interest if
they "show" the aliens are being treated good now and there is some chance of diplomacy, thus agree in UN on humanitarian grounds.
World Powers (US/UK etc) gets hold of all the notes and research work of experimentation which was conducted by MNU in District 9. On which they
secretly keep conducting the study (As we have learned from our history after Holocaust US has kept all the research done by German Scientist done
on humans in camps and even continued with research in secret)
hoping for a breakthrough.
US/UK also learns about Wiku (human who turned into alien so he does not leaks the information the aliens may return to save the people and thus in
general trying to keep humans calm/ in peace? not panicky?)
and keep looking for him. Wiku goes underground and form a militia ( for eg. Hamas/
Hezbollah) which world powers terms are "terrorists/ extremists" whereas Wiku's Militia call themselves "resistance fighters". Reason for
resistance is the extreme distrust of Wiku on the Govt. and he knows about the ongoing weapon study "still" being conducted by world powers.
We see Christopher return with senior members of his society along with a huge military and get in negotiation for safe return of his species with
world powers. World Powers shows the senior species that their race are now being treated in good condition and face no threat. However, Christopher
who witnessed the experiments from his own eyes is still skeptical and suspicious of the intentions. However, seeing the good conditions and treatment
of their fellow species the Senior Official (for. eg. Dalai Lama who believes everyone easily but get's fooled around by world powers) is impressed
with the world power. During the time period of these negotiations US/UK do their best to keep away Wiku by limiting contact of Senior species with
their species living on earth. Wiku on the other hand is trying his best to contact Christopher to tell him about the ongoing secret research but is
Fast forward, it's show Christopher is assassinated by US/UK but blamed on Wiku and his militia. The Senior Official on the other hand agrees to
transfer technology to US.UK and forms a "trade pact" (Iran/ Iraq) in exchange of Cat/Dog food. In the end it's shown Senior Official returning to
mother ship promising to bring more supplies of weaponry/ techonology. Wiku and his militia are continuing their struggle on earth and "resisting"
[edit on 17-12-2009 by December_Rain]