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When Nitram, the new film about the perpetrator of the Port Arthur massacre - the worst single-shooter mass killing in Australian history - was announced there was swift backlash from politicians and film critics who argued that the story was too painful and traumatic to tell.

Making a movie about the Port Arthur massacre

When Nitram, the new film about the perpetrator of the Port Arthur massacre - the worst single-shooter mass killing in Australian history - was announced there was swift backlash from politicians and film critics who argued that the story was too painful and traumatic to tell. 

On today’s episode of The Culture, we’re joined by writer and journalist Mahmood Fazal to dissect the film, and explore the bigger questions it raises about how to tell stories about trauma and violence.

Plus, we speak to the director of the film, Justin Kurzel and the film’s writer, Shaun Grant.

 

Guest: Justin Kurzel, director of Nitram; Shaun Grant, writer of Nitram; Mahmood Fazal, writer, journalist and contributor The Saturday Paper and The Monthly.

Host

Osman Faruqi is a political journalist. He was the host of Schwartz Media's The Culture podcast and the editor of 7am until early 2022.

Guest

Mahmood Fazal is a writer and filmmaker.

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