Hello Brother, a film on Christchurch mosque shooting, in the works
The film is directed by Egyptian filmmaker and academic, Moez Masoud, best known for 2016 film Clash, which opened Cannes' Un Certain Regard section that year
A film based on the terror attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed 51 people, is all set to be directed by Egyptian filmmaker and academic, Moez Masoud. Titled Hello Brother, based on the words of one of the victims of the terror attack, the film follows a family who escape from the death and destruction in Afghanistan. Their story meshes with that of the recent attacks by a 28-year-old white supremacist on the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic center in New Zealand.
Masoud is a producer, Cambridge scholar and noted public speaker. His last movie, Clash, set after the poilitical events of 2013 and shot entirely in the confines of a police van containing Mulsim Brotherhood members, pro-army supporters, and neutrals, was the opening film in Cannes' Un Certain Regard in 2016.
In a statement, Masoud said, "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."
Hello Brother is the latest to join the list of films that cover terror attacks like Paul Greengrass' Netflix film July 22 and Norwegian Erik Poppe's U - July 22, both about Norwegian neo-Nazi terrorist Anders Behring Breivik's massacre of 77 civilians in 2011.
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