Essay on A Film with More than One Connection

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In the film District 9 (2009), biopolitics plays a role in in the social segregation of populations, and through the manipulation of political power based on eugenics and characteristics of living beings. Although biopolitics is “conventionally understood as positive and productive” and supposed to be used as a method to lead to benefits such as in doctrine, discipline, law, and policy, it often leads to racism and discrimination (Prozorov 191). Although some governments use biopolitics as a way to manage entire populations, it is not always in the best interest of all the populations. In the film I acknowledge that biopolitics is used negatively towards the aliens, in order to benefit the humans, and that most compare this movie to the …show more content…
In the film District 9 (2009), biopolitics plays a role in in the social segregation of populations, and through the manipulation of political power based on eugenics and characteristics of living beings. Although biopolitics is “conventionally understood as positive and productive” and supposed to be used as a method to lead to benefits such as in doctrine, discipline, law, and policy, it often leads to racism and discrimination (Prozorov 191). Although some governments use biopolitics as a way to manage entire populations, it is not always in the best interest of all the populations. In the film I acknowledge that biopolitics is used negatively towards the aliens, in order to benefit the humans, and that most compare this movie to the apartheid that happened in South America. However, I want to show how the film may not only be relevant to the apartheid but to other biopolitical situations throughout history. The film displays how biopolitics is used to control the aliens, which has close ties to the Apartheid but I would like to demonstrate how this film has more meaning and connections than just one and how through historical fiction we are able to make one scenario the display of many.

Historical fiction plays a huge role on how biopolitics is portrayed in the film District 9 (2009), because there is a general consensus that the viewers watching the film know that some of the scenes and actions that took place in the film are based on real life events. Historical
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