The new Netflix sequence “Our Planet” is pissing off some viewers distraught about graphic photos of walruses falling to their deaths — however the studio is standing behind the filmmakers and the disturbing scene.
In case you haven’t heard, Netflix dropped the multi-episode sequence Friday. It paperwork the consequences of local weather change on wildlife across the globe. One episode focuses on Russian walruses which might be dying off resulting from receding ice ranges.
In protecting the epidemic, filmmakers recorded a number of walruses scaling rocky cliffs close to the ocean, and a few of them fell over the ledge … leaving them significantly injured and even lifeless from the influence.
The scene left tons of viewers traumatized.
Do not suggest the brand new David Attenborough sequence on Netflix, simply watched walruses fall down an 80m cliff (in sluggish mo) as a result of they’ll’t see the place they’re going effectively out of water and I’m emotionally unstable
— Chantelle (@Chantelle_Aa) April 8, 2019
Some critics accuse the producers of emotional manipulation and twisting details … and that features some zoologists and outstanding environmentalists, who declare the walrus scene is out of context.
For occasion, Dr. Susan Crockford went public this week saying the walruses filmed for this scene have been falling off the cliff to flee polar bears … not as a result of local weather change is decreasing their pure icy habitat. Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace, backed that up too.
Worth noting the clip doesn’t present any polar bears, and also you additionally don’t see any of the walruses trying to flee a predator.
Attn @popbuzz. The walrus suicide scene was the truth is a polar bear assault. It was effectively reported in Russia on the time. David Attenborough definitely knew this. See Susan Crockford’s @sjc_pbs weblog:https://t.co/s7IptVSwH2
“Contrived nonsense” for shock worth. https://t.co/aIHOwpNW1R
— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) April 9, 2019
Netflix is standing agency behind what they are saying is a documented truth — that walruses are being compelled to assemble on land as a result of there’s much less ice obtainable … which leaves them in unfamiliar, harmful territory.
Additionally, Netflix tells us the “Our Planet” group labored with a seasoned Russian biologist who’s labored on that stretch of shoreline — and with these walruses — for 35 years.
Bottom line … the walruses keep within the image.