With one face, Netflix has decided to make shots of the tragic railway accident of Lac-Mégantic from his original film Bird Box – almost two months after a spokesman was said to be in stay with the movie.
In an e-mail message to Gizmodo, a Netflix spokesman said, "Netflix and the filmmakers of Bird Box have decided to replace the clip. We apologize for the pain inflicted on the Lac-Mégantic community. "The company declined to comment publicly on the reasons for the sudden turnaround.
Quebec's Culture and Communications Minister Nathalie Roy praised Netflix's decision in a tweet. Translated, the tweet reads: "This gesture was expected out of respect for the victims of this terrible tragedy, their relatives and the entire Lac-Mégantic community. This result shows that by uniting and pooling our efforts, anything is possible. "
Also the mayor of Lac-Mégantic, Julie Morin, is pleased with the result. "Yes, there was a delay," Morin told The Canadian Press, "but most importantly, people have come to the conclusion that the situation was significant enough to calm down."
Earlier this year, Netflix apologized for taking in films of the fatal accident of 2013, which killed 47 people. In the apology Netflix found that the images unknowingly come from footage and that the company is so widespread that the company can make any changes to the finished content. In January, an Associated Press spokesman said he would keep the clip in the film. The clip in question was unveiled at the beginning of the film during a recent news montage in which fictional mass-based elicitors were described.
Needless to say, Netflix's decision did not work well with the Canadians. Roy wrote a strong letter to Netflix in January, which was also published on Twitter . Written in French, a passage translated by The Canadian Press reads: "These archives should never be used for purposes other than news or documentary films. We should never allow the use of human tragedies, no matter what they are, for entertainment. It is not moral or ethical.
The Canadian Parliament did not understand the initial rejection of Netflix recklessly. In January, he petitioned the House of Commons demanding that Netflix remove the images and pay compensation to the Lac Mégantic community.
According to CBC, a version of Bird Box will be released without the controversial footage in two weeks.
[The Wrap, The Canadian Press]