Cambridge scholar and producer Moez Masoud is set to direct “Hello Brother,” a film set against the deadly terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in MArch.
The story follows a family facing death and destruction in Afghanistan who escape with their lives, meshing with the horrific shootings by a 28-year-old white supremacist that claimed the lives of 51 worshipers and were partly live-streamed on social media.
Masoud’s “Clash” was the opening film in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard in 2016. In a statement, he says: “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 thought to be the first confirmed project about the Christchurch shootings and Masoud co-wrote the script with Rick Castaneda.