Amiri's Child unexpectedly caused a political storm in New Zealand during post production. Asset sales are a hot issue in New Zealand and preview audiences were quick to point out parallels between the government's sale of shares in the power industry and Amiri's Child, a David and Goliath story of intense conflict between the directors of two rival power companies. Those opposed to asset sales argued that the deadly rivalry portrayed in Amiri's Child could predict a similar confrontation in New Zealand.
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