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Netflix Will Not Remove Lac-Mégantic Footage From Bird Box



Netflix has been criticized by the Mayor of Lac-Mégantic, a Canadian town that was the centre of a freight train derailment that destroyed half the town's downtown area and killed 47 people in 2013.

Real footage from the disaster was used in a Netflix television series called Travelers, as well as in the recent hit movie Bird Box, which stars Sandra Bullock and was viewed by over 45 million people.

Producers of the film said that they bought rights to the footage from a stock footage company.

Netflix says they will not be removing nor replacing the footage in Bird Box despite the outcry from Lac-Mégantic residents.

Thoughts on using footage of real tragedies for entertainment, ONTD? Is it fair game or does it cross a line?

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZDYdpJay3E
Tags: netflix, sandra bullock
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