Canada’s Parliament passed a motion deriding Netflix of stock footage from a real-life disaster in Quebec in 2013.The Parliament asked compensation for the victims.
The apocalyptic horror movie, which stars Sandra Bullock, features footage of the 2013 Lac-Megantic disaster which killed 47 people when a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in the town.
The ‘Bird Box’ series has shot a footage of the real-life Lac-Megantic train derailment that saw more than 40 people killed and dozens of homes and businesses were destroyed by the ensuing crude oil spill.
The mayor of Lac-Megantic, Julie Morin, previously criticised the company for its use of the footage and even told local reporters, “I don’t know if this is happening all the time,” she told a local outlet, “but we are looking for assurances from Netflix that. . . they are going to remove them. You can be sure we are going to follow up on this, and our citizens are on our side.”
The latest controversy to hit the film comes after Bird Box sparked a viral challenge that saw users emulating the events of the film.