Cheryl Phillips

The film District 9 that came into cinemas during the end of the summer is about aliens landing in Johannesburg around 30 years ago. They are allowed to live on earth but only in camps around the city. Cheryl Philips categorises the film as a 'socio-politically incorrect, semi-cerebral plot of subterfuge based blatantly on South African apartheid in a Benny Hill-style remake of City of God', in this week's Pambazuka News.