Arts Minister Elise Archer says she will convey to the Victorian government Tasmania's concerns regarding a film being made in Geelong about the perpetrator of the Port Arthur massacre.
The film, which has the working title NITRAM, is being directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown) and will be released through streaming service Stan. It will star American actor Caleb Landry-Jones, as well as Australians Judy Davis, Anthony LaPaglia and Essie Davis.
News of the production has been met with outrage from community leaders and survivors of the massacre, who believe the film will open up old wounds.
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In response to a question from independent Clark MHA Madeleine Ogilvie in State Parliament this morning, Ms Archer said Tasmanians continued to be "deeply impacted" by the tragic events that occurred at the historic site in 1996.
"I'm certainly happy to convey our collective concerns on this," Ms Archer replied to Ms Ogilvie, who asked if she would write to the Victorian Arts Minister Danny Pearson.
"The public discussion around this, although it's of course in good faith ... it does tend to bring back horrible, traumatic and haunting memories.
"Obviously any type of film or anything bringing back these memories can have a lasting impact on people.
"But Tasmania doeesn't have a role to play in this when it's being filmed in another location."
Premier Peter Gutwein said yesterday that the film's existence made him "highly uncomfortable" but that it would be wrong for the Tasmanian government to attempt to censor the filmmakers.
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