Activists from the “les colleuses” movement carried a huge banner on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday with the names of victims of femicide in France before showing a documentary about the group.
Black-clad activists stood on the steps of the Palais des Festivals, holding a banner with the names of the 129 victims of the murder of women in France who fell after the “Last Cannes Film Festival” in July 2021. The women raised their fists as they black smoke was rising from the smoke bombs.
This moment was captured by photographer Raymond Depardon, whose son Simon and Marie Berenice filmed the feminist documentary Riposte. The documentary is about these activists, who often surround French city walls at night, making statements condemning violence and harassment against women in the streets and in support of victims of sexual violence.
Ahead of a special screening of the film on Sunday, activists raised their fists again as the director shouted their names.
At the 75th session of the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, another feminist movement was witnessed as a woman stormed the red carpet, body painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag and underwear stained red, protesting the rape. By the Russians in Ukraine, until he was arrested by the security services. Soon, the Skam movement, which calls itself a “radical” feminist, took to Twitter to claim responsibility for the protest.
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