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Netflix apologizes to Lac-Megantic for using footage of fatal 2013 explosion in ‘Bird Box’

(Source: Canadian Press, January 22, 2019)

MONTREAL — Netflix is apologizing to the people of Lac-Megantic after actual footage of the 2013 rail disaster that devastated the town was used in dramas on the streaming service. The company says it had not been aware of the source of the footage used briefly in the hit movie Bird Box and the series Travelers. The images show the explosion that killed 47 people when an oil-laden train derailed in the middle of downtown Lac-Megantic.

Full story: www.globalnews.ca

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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