The Association of Families of Victims and Survivors of the Kiss Nightclub fire took a stand in favor of the Netflix series, Every Day the Same Night. In an official note published last Sunday (29), the group says that it feels ‘represented’ by the production.
“The production does not portray the 242 murdered youths individually, but a cut of the four families of parents who were prosecuted. All relatives of victims and survivors portrayed by characters in the work were aware and in agreement”, says the note signed by Gabriel Rovadoschi Barros, by the president of the association.
The text also points out that the Association will not bring any lawsuit against the company. The positioning came after a group of people who are not connected to the organization said that it will take legal action against Netflix because of the series.
“We believe in the power of productions in the fight for justice and memory. Retelling this story means denouncing the countless negligence and attempts at silencing that we found along the way, as well as helping to prevent this type of tragedy from happening to any other family”, says the note from the Association of Families of Victims and Survivors.
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Family lawsuit against Netflix
The Association of Families of Victims and Survivors is against the decision of a group of about 40 relatives of victims who decided to sue the streaming platform. They claim that Netflix is financially exploiting the pain of family members and that the platform “did not even have the sensitivity to inform them that a drama series would be produced”.
Lawyer Juliane Muller Korbm, who represents the families, explains that the group asks for “exposure adaptations” of the production, which showed a scene with the bodies lined up in a gym for the recognition of family members.
“Many parents did not have the structure to enter the gym with all those bodies and recognize their children, many never had the structure until today to see the images of the bodies and this scene is shown in the trailer for the series”, said the lawyer. “We need to address the social responsibility of these parents’ pain. At what cost can a streaming platform profit from a tragedy like this?”, She said.
The series was based on the book Every Day, Same Night: The Untold Story of Kiss Nightclub (2018), by journalist Daniela Arbex. The five episodes of the miniseries are available on Netflix.