According to the news of the Guardian, producer of the controversial movie “They Are Us” in New Zealand, Philippa Campbell, announced that he resigned from the production.
Saying that the process that led him to the decision was context confusion, the producer said that the humanitarian and political context of the story was not taken into account enough.
“I have listened to the concerns raised in recent days and heard the power of people’s views,” he said in a statement. “I agree that the events of March 15, 2019 are too raw and fresh for the movie right now, and I don’t want to be involved in a project that is causing such a hassle.”
WHAT DID JACINDA ADERN SAY?
While wondering about Jacinda Ardern’s ideas on the subject, she stated that “the pain of the incident is still very fresh, especially for the community who experienced it,” regarding the film that will deal with the attack that took place in 2019.
Emphasizing that the attack on two mosques on 15 March 2019 should be told at one point, New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern pointed out that there are stories on this subject.
Jacinda Ardern said that the focal point of the movie should not be a leadership narrative based on itself. “I don’t think mine is one of those stories that needs to be told,” Ardern said.
Stating that the stories are the stories of the Muslim community, Ardern said that the narrative of the film. He once again emphasized that the Muslim community and the families experiencing this pain should be at its center.