Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth. Not to conquer or give aid, but to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens' welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9.
|Companies||TriStar Pictures, Block / Hanson, WingNut Films, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC), District 9, Key Creatives, New Zealand Post Digital and Visual Effects Grant, QED International, The Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa|
|Countries||United States of America, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa|
|Keywords||slum, street gang, mutation, south africa, johannesburg south africa, transformation, dystopia, genetics, government, satire, alien, prawn, mockumentary, alternate history, racism, metamorphosis, xenophobia, internment camp, alien technology, segregation, private military company, based on short film|