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Film on Christchurch mosque shooting in the works

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

A film based on the attacks on mosques in that killed 51 people is to be directed by Egyptian filmmaker and academic

Titled "Hello Brother", the film will follow a family facing death and destruction in who escape with their lives. Their story meshes with that of the recent attacks by a 28-year-old white supremacist on the and Linwood Islamic center, reports

The shootings at the mosques claimed the lives of 51 worshipers and were partly live-streamed on The title of the project is based upon the words of one of the victims.

is a producer, scholar and noted public speaker. His movie "Clash" was the opening film in Cannes' in 2016.

"In Christchurch, on March 15, the world witnessed an unspeakable crime against humanity. The story that 'Hello Brother' will bring to audiences is just one step in the healing process, so that we might all better understand each other, and the root causes of hatred, racism, supremacy and terrorism," said.

Films covering attacks include Paul Greengrass' film "July 22" and Norwegian helmer Erik Poppe's "U - July 22", both about Norwegian neo-Nazi terrorist Anders Behring Breivik's massacre of 77 civilians in 2011.

"Hello Brother" is said to be the first confirmed project about the shootings.



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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 11:20 IST