Angélique, Evelyne, Sofya, Nadia… A huge banner with the names of victims of feminicides in France was unfurled on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday by members of a feminist collective in honor of a documentary presented in the afternoon on the Croisette.
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The names or identities of the 129 victims of feminicides in France, "since the last Cannes Film Festival" in July 2021, were displayed on the steps of the Festival at the initiative of the collective "Les colleuses".
The activists dressed in black then posed, fists raised, before using smoke bombs, shrouding the red carpet in black smoke.
At the initiative of activists from a feminist collective
The scene was immortalized by the photographer Raymond Depardon, whose son Simon made, with Marie Perennès, the documentary "Riposte féministe".
It tells the story of these activists who stick, often at night, messages on city walls to denounce gender-based violence, street harassment and bring messages of support to victims of sexual assault.
Cannes film festival.
"Feminist response", a film and an action in memory of the victims of feminicide on the marcheshttps://t.co/BoSoPYyvsr #Cannes2022 #feminicide #women pic.twitter.com/qU2mRw1xlJ
- France 3 Côte d'Azur (@F3cotedazur) May 22, 2022
Before the screening of the film, presented on Sunday in a special session, "The gluers" once again raised their fists when the director called out their first name.
Another feminist punch action marked the 75th Cannes Film Festival: an activist denouncing the rapes committed by Russians in Ukraine had burst in, bare-chested and panties stained with blood, Friday on the red carpet, before being stopped by security services.
The action was then claimed on Twitter by the Scum movement, which defines itself as “radical” feminist.