Canadian Parliament Shames Netflix for Using Real Disaster Footage in Bird Box
The Parliament of Canada passed a motion calling on Netflix to remove all sequences of a railway disaster that occurred in ] . Bird box . The streaming platform was criticized for using the footage purchased from Pond 5, the stock image provider, in January and announced that it would not remove it from the film to success. Netflix says that they "understand that many feel frustration and sadness at the thought of seeing images of this tragic event," but they can no longer change the final content once it's over. " it is operational.
The disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, where a train carrying oil derailed and exploded, killing 47 people. The images of the incident were used at the beginning of Bird Box to show the world in loss of control. Now the Canadian government is asking the streaming platform to compensate the victims. Legislator Pierre Nantel had this to say.
"We know that people are going to see this film and that these real images will be used.For the inhabitants of Lac-Megantic, they saw images of their own downtown burning and dying. Imagine the members of their family. "
Images of the 2013 railway tragedy at Lac-Mégantic were also used in Netflix's original series The Travelers . Peacock Alley Entertainment President Carrie Mudd says she is trying to find a way to get the footage out. It is unclear if she will be able to do so because of Netflix's statements regarding the modification of the finalized material. It is quite common that such incidents occur when the images in question are purchased from an action provider.
The Mayor of Lac-Megantic, Julie Morin, criticized Netflix and the producers of Birdbox for using the rail. images of the disaster. Pond 5's is manifested and apologized for selling the film to Netflix and will most likely stop selling it. Once the incident became public, the streaming platform announced that it was looking for ways to prevent such a situation from happening again. Morin says that she will work with people. She explains.
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"I do not know if this happens all the time, but we're looking for you the assurance that Netflix will remove them, you can be sure that we will follow up on that and that our citizens are on our side. "
Bird Box ] was a huge success for Netflix and briefly became an Internet sensation when people took up the challenge " Bird Box ". The film's audience was trying to carry out their daily activities blindfolded, like Sandra Bullock and the rest of the cast in the film. Netflix has not yet responded to the Canadian government so far. It will be interesting to see if their response has changed since the last time. This news was reported for the first time by AP News.