Published On: Thu, Mar 19th, 2015

Meriam Ibrahim, spouse Daniel Wani, speak out about biopic

A planned Christian film about the life of Meriam Ibrahim titled I Am A Christian may be hittig another snag in addition to the fundraising needs. Ibrahim and her husband, Daniel Wani, are now speaking out against the film, claiming that other projects are in the works.

Daniel told Christian Today that they had been contacted last year by the film’s promoters but had rejected their approach because they had accepted another from a different film company. Christian Lives Matter, the company behind I am a Christian was “taking advantage of them”, he said.

Meriam told Christian Today that knowing the film was being made without their permission made her feel like she did when she was sentenced to death in Sudan. She said she thought that they would be on her side because they are Christians, but feels that the film-makers are “killing me and killing my dream”.

photo ACLJ

photo ACLJ

Meriam added that her faith “streams from [her] heart” and said, “I am Christian forever.”

Meriam’s story of persecution attractive massive media attention and became a global phenomenon.

The production company Christian Lives Matter has announced that it wants to raise $500,000 and has lined up Rachel Hendrix, who starred in the pro-life Christian film October Baby, Ben Davies, star of Courageous, actress and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash and Kevin Sorbo, star of God’s Not Dead, to take part.

Christian Lives Matter stated that they intend to donate 10 per cent of the gross profits from the film to Meriam and Daniel and another 40 per cent to “Judeo/Christian charities working to fight religious persecution worldwide.”

In a video appeal for funds, God’s Not Dead star Kevin Sorbo says that “If Hollywood has the final say, Meriam’s story will be made completely PC. Christianity will be watered down.”

Christian Lives Matter spokesman Brian Harrington told Christian Today that the company was hoping to speak to the couple, whose consent is not legally required. “We definitely want to make this film, it’s an awesome story and we’d love to have Meriam and Daniel behind us,” he said.

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  1. Richard White says:

    “Christian Lives Matter”, the production company behind this film, and D-list actor Kevin Sorbo and Z-list actress Stacy Dash show their stupidity for trying to con people into giving them money to make a biopic about living people without getting their permission first. How would Kevin Sorbo feel if a film company waned to make a movie about his life as a failed Hollywood actor without clearing it with him first? “Christian Lives Matter” should be happy that Meriam Ibrahim and her husband are acting like true Christians and are not suing them in a court of law.

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