Cardiff sciSCREEN: District 9
10 April 2014
Ends: 21:00 10 April 2014
Cardiff sciSCREEN event sponsored by the Cardiff School of Social Sciences
A camp in Johannesburg full of immigrants is due to be cleared as the inhabitants are to be relocated to the outskirts. Armed groups are preparing to clear the area of this impoverished community, a community of aliens.
From producer Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and director Neill Blomkamp comes a startlingly original science fiction thriller that "soars on the imagination of its creators" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). With stunning special effects and gritty realism, the film plunges us into a world where the aliens have landed... only to be exiled to a slum on the fringes of Johannesburg. Now, one lone human discovers the mysterious secret of the extraterrestrial weapon technology. Hunted and hounded through the bizarre back alleys of an alien shantytown, he will discover what it means to be the ultimate outsider on your own planet.
FREE film screening + discussion. Following the film, we present a FREE drinks reception and panel discussion. The panel will include Howard Barrell (apartheid and South African politics), Gordon Hughes (policing and urban security), Nick Johns (race and racism) and more to be announced.
Tickets: are FREE but must be booked in advance. Book tickets here. Please be aware this film is a certificate 15. It contains strong language and violence.
Showing: Thursday 10th April at 6pm. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the showing starts so we can check tickets and get you to your seat.
Venue: Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff University, Maindy Road, CF24 4HQ: Location information.
Trailer: Click here.
Open To: Public
Staff and Students