A sample of the many references to films of the 70s and 80s in Stranger Things (including The Goonies, Alien, E.T The Extra-Terrestrial, Firestarter, Poltergeist, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Explorers, The Shining, Stand by me, Carrie and Commando), dutifully compiled by Ulysse Thevenon.
Last October Caoimhe Butterly reported on working with refugees in Greece, Serbia, Croatia and Calais and the work she planned to do – specifically bringing a medical team out to Lesbos to help the people arriving on the island from Turkey.
Further to this, Caoimhe writes:
“For the past weeks, I’ve been editing a film of sorts – or vignettes- of those seeking refuge and lives of less precariousness. While in Lesvos the last time, we (myself and the great compañero Marcelo Biglia) interviewed folks from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and some of those working in solidarity with them – lifeguards with Proactiva, self-organised camps and places of respite.
…Our emphasis was on not contributing any further to an often reductionist framing of those on the move – one that emphasises vulnerability but not strength, endurance, dignity and the fragile, precious hope of being able to re-build lives of safety and meaning.”
“My new film The Betrayal is a 30-minute thriller written, directed and shot by women. It focuses on subjects relevant to women today: domestic abuse, revenge porn and sexual identity issues. Shot in Dublin over six days in early February, the film is about to enter post-production. We’re crowdfunding to cover the remaining production and post-production costs.”
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