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Rouzie Hassanova & Annie Collins in Conversation

To mark the anniversary of the Christchurch massacre, on 15 March 2019, Green MP Jan Logie hosted a screening of Rouzie Hassanova’s Radiogram, organised by #directedbywomen #aotearoa.It was just before New Zealand’s first Covid-19 lockdown, in March 2020.We got together for a drink and a snack at Backbenchers, along with our lovely photographer Adrienne Martyn, and then crossed to Parliament’s Beehive theatrette. (Since then New Zealanders have become very familiar with this venue, where almost-daily Covid-19 press conferences are streamed, with the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, other Ministers and the Legendary Dr Ashley Bloomfield.)Lorna Kanavatoa welcomed us all in the voice of the mana whenua, Taranaki Te Ātiawa, and introduced Jan as ‘one of our local Porirua people who we’re so proud of having amongst us and who speaks on our behalf’.
When Jan spoke, she reminded us that before March 15 2019 ‘members of the Muslim community had been raising alarms for us for months and that they…