EDMONTON — The Alberta authorities’s vitality “battle room” goes to battle with a Netflix kids’s film saying it inaccurately portrays the oil trade.
The Canadian Vitality Centre says greater than 1,000 individuals have despatched an automatic letter off its web site to Netflix Canada to let it know the animated movie seems like propaganda.
“Bigfoot Household” is in regards to the son of the legendary creature who fights an oil firm, and made its debut on the streaming service earlier this yr.
The family-friendly journey movie follows Adam and his dad as they tackle an evil oil tycoon who needs to blow up a fictional place named Rocky Valley for its oil.
The vitality centre says in a press release that the film villainizes vitality employees and tells lies in regards to the oil trade.
The United Conservative authorities established the $30-million-a-year battle room to advertise the vitality trade and to fireplace again towards what the federal government deems to be misinformation.
The centre says a dad or mum flagged the film.
“The movie claims an oil firm intends to make use of a bomb to blow aside a mountain panorama inside a wildlife protect, then flood a pristine valley with oil,” the centre mentioned in an emailed assertion Friday.
“Pushing again towards misinformation in regards to the oil and fuel trade is a significant a part of what the Canadian Vitality Centre was set as much as do.”
The centre has an automatic system on its web site, which permits supporters to fill out a kind and ship a letter to Netflix Canada’s head of communications encouraging the streaming service to “inform the reality.”
“‘Bigfoot Household’ wrongly portrays oil and fuel extraction to an viewers of younger Canadians and ignores the trade’s dedication to environmental stewardship and accountable improvement,” the letter reads.
“Responsibly produced Canadian vitality is required on the earth greater than ever as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Kids are the longer term, and so they deserve the reality.”
The centre mentioned greater than half the individuals who have despatched the letter by the web site are from outdoors Alberta.
Netflix Canada didn’t reply to a request for a remark.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed March 12, 2021.
This story was produced with the monetary help of the Fb and Canadian Press Information Fellowship.
Fakiha Baig, The Canadian Press