Netflix uses Lac-Mégantic video in fiction films

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Aftermath of the Lac-Megantic crude oil derailment and fire in July 2013.
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MONTREAL — Canadians are angry with Netflix after the public discovered video of fiery scenes of a real-life 2013 disaster as clips in at least two the California company's fictional films.

The burning tank cars shown in the movie "Bird Box" and a science-fiction episode of "Travelers" are reportedly burning tank cars from the July 2013 train derailment and fire in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. That disaster killed 47 people and leveled much of the bucolic Quebec village.

PopBuzz.com reports that Netflix officials refuse to remove the video from Bird Box, a new hit Internet movie staring Sandra Bullock. However, Lac-Megantic clips used in Travelers may be removed in the near future. 

Quebec's Cultural Affairs Minister Nathalie Roy added her voice to the protests late last week, saying movie makers' use of the video in this way "crossed a dangerous line."

More information is available online. 
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