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Is it too soon for a Christchurch terror attack movie?

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 9:44PM

A film director says his crews have met families of mosque attack victims in preparation for making a movie about the March 15 shootings.

UK-based Egyptian director Moez Masoud says he plans to make a film, tentatively titled “Hello Brother”, the words spoken to the accused gunman as he entered Christchurch's Al Noor mosque.

He says his goal is to help the audience with the healing process and make people understand each other better.

But Al Noor Masjid spokesman Anthony Green found the movie talk "a little bit staggering".

He also briefly met co-writer Rick Castaneda yesterday and found him "sketchy" on details.

"No proper discussion has taken place. Just how it's got to this point is quite surprising, to be honest," Green said.

"I'm not interested in movies. The last thing I want is a Hollywood treatment or dramatisation.

 

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