Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Muslim community in her country should be at the center of any film about the attacks on the Christchurch mosque after some community members objected to a film focused on her response to the outpouring. of blood.
A movie called They are us Plans are underway for the attacks on the two mosques by a white supremacist gunman, Australian Brenton Tarrant, on March 15, 2019, in which 51 people were killed, the Hollywood reporter he said last week.
The magazine described the film as an “inspiring story” about Ardern’s response to the violence.
Ardern’s office said last week that she and the government were not involved in the film. When asked about it at a press conference on Monday, she said the Muslim community should be at the center of any movie about the shootings, not her.
“This is [a] Very raw event for New Zealand and even more so for the community that experienced it, ”said Ardern.
“I agree that there are stories that at some point should be told from March 15th. But they are the stories of our Muslim community, so they must be at the center of that. I don’t consider mine to be one of the stories to be told, ”he said.
However, he said it was not up to him to say whether a project should go ahead or not.
The title of the film is taken from Ardern’s words on the day of the shootings. The now 40-year-old leader’s compassionate response brought her country together in shock and was praised globally.