Planned Film About Jacinda Ardern And Christchurch Mosque Massacre Draws Huge Backlash In New Zealand


The just-announced project They Are Us, to be written and directed by New Zealander Andrew Niccol (writer and co-producer of The Truman Show, writer-director of, among others, Gattaca and Good Kill) and starring Rose Byrne, focuses on the aftermath of the 2019 mass shooting and the national campaign led by Prime Minister Ardern to ban assault rifles in the country. Within a day of the news arriving, many Kiwis reacted with fury to the focus on white politicians rather than the Muslim victims and survivors, with some calling the movie “a White Saviour narrative” and launching a #TheyAreUsShutdown campaign to boycott all work on the project. (It’s not clear how many people have actually seen the script.) – The Hollywood Reporter


Tags: Art, Media, New Zealand, Muslim, Rose Byrne, Gattaca, Andrew Niccol, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, White Saviour, 06.11.21, Christchurch Mosque Massacre

Source:  http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Artsjournal/~3/hXTRRLHnivI/planned-film-about-jacinda-ardern-and-christchurch-mosque-massacre-draws-huge-backlash-in-new-zealand.html



Related:
June 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM Kim Jong-Un Is On The Warpath Against K-Pop
June 6, 2021 at 7:01 PM CS Score Interviews Belushi Composer Tree Adams, Explores Intrada’s The Mummy
June 4, 2021 at 1:05 PM How Alamo Drafthouse Pulled Itself Out Of Chapter 11 In 12 Weeks
May 10, 2021 at 2:32 PM Top 12 Dumbest Gun Laws in America ~ Listen Now