The film about the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand is facing great opposition.
The title of the film project announced last week is “They Are Us”.
Australian actress Rose Byrne, 41, has been appointed to play the role of New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinta Arden, 40, in tackling the 2019 terrorist attacks. 51 people lost their lives.
Background: Terrorist attack on New Zealand
But Artern is not happy that terrorism will now be filmed. Like many New Zealanders, the Prime Minister responds harshly to both time and attention.
The film is based on Orton’s manipulation, which led to opposition to critical voices.
Although Artern is very popular in his home country, people – and himself – believe it is wrong to focus on him, but not primarily on all Muslims who were affected when two mosques were attacked.
– In my view, this is very personal, it feels very quick and close to New Zealand. While there are many stories to be told at one point, I do not consider one of them my own, Artern told TVNZ today, Monday Deadline.
Now one of the producers, Philippa Campbell, 66, has resigned as a result of the criticism.
– In recent days I have listened to the opposition and felt the power behind people’s opinions. Therefore, I have to admit now that the events from March 15, 2019 are currently the most recent for a film, says the producer Deadline.
Campbell says he doesn’t want to get involved in a project that causes so much stress and anxiety. At the same time, he emphasizes that the film is a far cry from the role of the Prime Minister in the tragedy.
A signature campaign sponsored by the National Islamic Youth Association is trying to stop the film, which has so far collected 60,000 signatures.
Arden, New Zealand’s youngest prime minister, remained Appreciated by the homeland and the world community In the way he led the country through the crisis.
The film will be directed by Andrew Nicole (57) from New Zealand. On Thursday he presented the picture in this way:
– “They We” is not about the attack, but the response to the attack, and how an act provoked by hatred met with so much love and support.
The crew hopes to attract international distributors during the upcoming Cannes Virtual Market.
Deadline sought to contact Rose Byrne and Film Nation Entertainment and CAA Media Finance.
Lifespan behind walls
Brendan Torrent, 30, was arrested in August last year on suspicion of terrorism. Life sentence Without the possibility of parole.
Terrorist attacks are the worst acts of violence and the first terrorist attacks in New Zealand’s modern history.