The role played by a private military corporation (all the rage in both Iraq and the civil-military relations literature) was quite appropriate given the notable examples of South African PMCs elsewhere.
No spoilers here yet, but some questions do arise:
- would the international community and especially the US let South Africa handle the prawn settlements/technology exploitation on their own?
- were the film-makers solely focused on South Africa? Or did they also have other segregated, oppressed types also in mind, like Roma in Europe, African-Americans and Latinos in the US, etc?
- Most importantly, is Pepe the prawn actually an alien?