The family of the siren child drowned in Ilana refuses to record a film about his death
Amoun – The family of Syrian child, Ilan Kurdi, whose image became the global symbol of the migration crisis towards Europe in 2015, refused to film a film about the circumstances of his tragic sinking.
"Her heart is broken … This idea was rejected," said Emma, a Canadian resident in Vancouver, Canada, for the BBC. "The family had not been consulted about the movie.
"He called me and cried and told me he did not think his dead son would be revived (through the film)," says a teenage boy living in Iraq, Abdullah Kurdi, who told her about the movie.
The movie "Aylan Baby: Sea of Death" is currently being filmed in Turkey, and American actor Stephen Segal should play a part in it.
Turkish filmmaker Omar Sarikaya published photos of the film on social networks and stressed that his film focuses on the refugee crisis in general, adding that "now he can not change the title of the movie".
The child's body, Ilan, was found thrown at a beach in Turkey where he and several members of his family drowned while trying to reach the Greek island, and the waves flung the body off the coast.
At that time, the image of Ilana Dictatorship inspired international sympathy, which led the European Union to temporarily open its borders at the influx of Syrian refugees.
Source: "AFP" + "Le Figaro"