#FreeSavchenko Star Wars remake to bring Savchenko’s plight to wider audience

2015/06/01 • Culture, News

Princess Nadiya Savchenko has been kidnapped from the planet “Ukraineey.” by the Ruskii Empire
 
With opposition growing against the evil Ruskii Empire, the emperor hopes to use Nadiya’s fate as an cruel example to all those who oppose him.
Charged with illegally entering the Ruskii territory with ill intent, she’s been put on trial and naturally once found guilty, will be imprisoned for life.
 
With world outrage growing against her kidnapping & sham trial, a #FreeSavchenko Alliance has emerged, bringing together countries, groups and organisations from right across the Universe. Fearing a rescue attempt, the Empire has moved Nadiya to the heavily fortified Farce Star.  
A trailer announcing the start of a series titled “A #FreeSavchenko Space Odyssey” has appeared in youtube. Created by Alex King known in the internet as @GlasnostGone, the Star Wars remake seeks to highlight the kidnapping and illegal imprisonment of Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot kept in Russian captivity for almost a year. Alex explained the idea behind the series to Euromaidan Press:
“The conflict in Ukraine, is one where a much larger country (Russia) is engaged in supressing a much smaller one, that of Ukraine. This bloody storyline duplicates the Star Wars films, with the evil Empire gradually crushing all democracy and opposition. If you substitute the kidnapping of Princess Leia for Nadiya Savchenko; then the idea of parodying Star Wars to portray Nadiya’s Ukrainian plight seems perfect.”
In the video series, the Russians become known as the “Ruskii Empire,” Ukraine is a planet called Ukraineey, Darth Vader becomes President Putin, but he’s called “Lord Put-in,” the Death Star featured in Star Wars, becomes the “Farce Star” and the Emperor’s identity is kept secret until much later in the series. Nadiya will play herself and her sister Vira will also take part. Politicians and groups such as the European Parliament who’ve called for Nadiya’s release will feature, but names will be changed. Episodes will also include rescue attempts and there will be a chance for some of Nadiya’s supporters to feature, using their own voices.

May the #FreeSavchenko Force be with you

sing Lego’s Star Wars figures, every week a video will portray some aspect of Nadiya’s detention, along with efforts to free her and some wider issues, such as Ruskii propaganda. Realistic looking sets have been made in keeping with Star Wars and each episode will feature sound effects and characters voices.

“The aim of the series is to make Nadiya’s illegal captivity known to a far wider world audience with the help of satire. There’s only so many films you can make showing her behind a Russian court cage before they eventually lose their impact, so its time to give Nadiya a fresh voice. Also the films will have the benefit of creating more public awareness of Nadiya’s #FreeSavchenko Campaign.

Star Wars is huge, especially on YouTube, with millions of views of the films and videos featuring Lego’s figures. As each episode will be a realistic portrayal of Star Wars and a humorous parody of Russia’s activities, I hope the series will gain a far greater audience than just Nadiya’s supporters.
Lastly, the world media is always looking for some new angle on a story and so the series may bring some welcome publicity for Nadiya and her #FreeSavchenko campaign.”
Nadiya Savchenko had been kidnapped by Russian-backed militants on 17 June 2014, after which she was illegally transferred to Russia. Being jailed ever since, she is being charged with crossing the border illegally. The #FreeSavchenko public campaign has been advocating for the release of Nadiya Savchenko starting from November 2014.

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  • puttypants

    Excellent idea…but it shouldn’t be lego’s. It should have been a beautiful tough robotic woman ..

  • puttypants

    Nadjia needs to be glamourized and beautified in a tough way!

  • kievjoy

    Nadya doesn’t need to be beautified, have you see pictures of her, she’s gorgeous.