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EntertainmentNetflix Removes Real Tragedy Footage From 'Bird Box' 2 Months After Public Outcry

02:00  15 march  2019
02:00  15 march  2019 Source:   thewrap.com

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Netflix 's postapocalyptic survival film ' Bird Box ' is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train ' Bird Box '. The mayor of a Quebec city that was the site of the 2013 tragedy in which 47 people died It's not the first time Bird Box has caused an outcry . YouTube is cracking down on a wave of

Despite outcry , Netflix will not remove real -life train derailment footage from Bird Box . The footage was licensed to Netflix by a third-party company. The film, in which society breaks down after the arrival of madness-inducing monsters, uses stock footage of the derailment to illustrate the

Netflix Removes Real Tragedy Footage From 'Bird Box' 2 Months After Public Outcry © Netflix Bird Box

After two months of public outcry, Netflix on Thursday agreed to remove and replace a scene from its film "Bird Box" that included footage from a real-life 2013 rail disaster that killed 47 people in Quebec, Canada.

"Netflix and the filmmakers of 'Bird Box' have decided to replace the clip. We're sorry for any pain caused to the Lac-Megantic community," Netflix said in a statement to TheWrap. adding that it would remove the footage in question. The company did not provide a reason for its decision.

Quebec's minister of culture and communications Nathalie Roy praised Netflix's decision in a tweet on Thursday.

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The footage concerns a 2013 tragedy in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic when an unattended train carrying Netflix licensed the footage of the disaster from the stock image vendor Pond 5 and used it in It’s not the first time “ Bird Box ” has caused an outcry . YouTube is cracking down on a wave of

Bird Box featured plenty of terrifying scenes, but the sequence that has sparked the most discussion wasn't fictional it was footage from a real -life tragedy , and Netflix has refused to remove it from the film. It recently came to light that the film incorporated actual footage from a 2013 fiery train crash in

In January, the Canadian Parliament voted unanimously to condemn Netflix and demanded that the streaming giant remove the images from "its fiction catalogue," as well as calling for compensation for the citizens of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. Netflix apologized in a letter to the Canadian minister of culture and communications, but originally said it had no plans to remove the footage.

A brief scene in the Sandra Bullock horror-thriller "Bird Box" uses stock footage that matches news footage from the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, in which an unattended freight train carrying crude oil derailed in downtown Quebec. Multiple tank cars exploded and sparked a fire, most of the city's downtown was destroyed, and 47 people were killed.

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Netflix 's thriller ' Bird Box ' includes real footage of a deadly train derailment that killed 47 in the town of Lac-Mégantic in Quebec. Per a conversation with Mashable, Netflix has determined that they will not do the same in the case of Bird Box and the film will remain as is.

The footage concerns a 2013 tragedy in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic when an unattended train carrying crude oil rolled But a Netflix spokesman told the AP on Thursday that it wasn't planning to cut the footage from " Bird Box ," saying, "We It's not the first time " Bird Box " has caused an outcry .

Netflix then coordinated with the town's mayor, Julie Morin, after she called on the company to remove the footage.

"They've committed to reflecting with their partners on the use of these images so that the situation does not repeat itself," Morin said in a statement via the Associated Press. "We also felt they were sensitive to our citizens' recovery. I'm satisfied with this exchange."

"Netflix: Remove those images. This is not entertainment," Pierre Nantel, a legislator with the New Democrat party who introduced the motion in Canadian parliament, said in a tweet.

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Netflix says it won't remove footage from a real train disaster in Bird Box after an outcry . The footage concerns a 2013 tragedy in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic when an unattended train carrying crude oil rolled down an incline, came off the tracks and exploded into a massive ball of fire

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