The Stained Club

Finn, who has stains on his skin, meets a group of cool kids who are also “stained.”

This film contains scenes or descriptions that some viewers may find disturbing and/or may not be suitable for younger audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Consider This

Watch this video to explore the film’s meaning and major themes a bit more. Talking with others about a shared arts experience can enrich our perspectives. Share your thoughts in the comment section, below!

Meet the Filmmaker

What is their why?

Mélanie Lopez, Simon Boucly, Marie Ciesielski, Alice Jaunet, Chan Stéphie Peang and Béatrice Viguier have graduated from Supinfocom Rubika school (Valenciennes, France) with Master’s degrees in digital directing. In 2018, they co-directed the short film “The Stained Club.”


Join the Conversation

How does the film change your perspective on what addiction can look like? When nothing outwardly seems wrong, how can we check-in with friends and family to make sure they’re coping and have someone to confide in?

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  1. Anonymous

    I loved it. Of course, it made me cry. Not all children wear their bruises on the outside.

  2. Anonymous

    … I’m at a lose for words… Well done. Amazing Visuals. And most importantly, it makes me feel for all people.

  3. Vicki

    Very moving video. People should not judge other people by their stains. I believe we all have stains of our own

  4. Sarah

    I would tell these kids that they are beautiful and worthy. They are strong and resilient. I want to give them all a hug.

  5. Anonymous

    The video was very moving. All of us have scars. Some are visible and some you cannot see. Some of us don’t want others to see these scars but want to feel like we belong.

  6. Anonymous

    I would share my experiences being raised the same way….then I would dump love on them….

  7. Anonymous

    We all have stains and no one is an exception. We are just good at covering them up and hiding them from the others, this makes us feel more lonely and helpless. I would love to hug the kids and say hey, lets not pretending we don’t have the stains. We can own it and lover each other as who we are.

  8. SC

    Very moving film. The interpretation video was also helpful because I actually questioned my interpretation, even though I am a trained clinician. So it was good to know I was ultimately on the same page. The interpretation ultimately helped me feel more grounded and connected in viewing the film. Great job creating the film for the Master’s degree candidates (now recipients) who brought it to life!


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