the names of 129 victims of feminicides in France appear on the red carpet

published on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 5:09 p.m.

A huge banner with the names of victims of feminicides in France was unfurled on the Cannes red carpet on Sunday by members of a feminist collective, “les colleuses”, in honor of a documentary presented in the afternoon. on the Croisette.

Angélique, Evelyne, Sofya, Nadia, a woman… 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. Dressed in black, the activists then posed, fists raised, before using smoke bombs, suffusing the red carpet with black smoke.

The scene was immortalized by the photographer Raymond Depardon, whose son Simon produced, with Marie Perennès, the documentary “Riposte féministe”, which follows these activists sticking, often at night, messages on the walls of cities to denounce the violence. sexual assaults, street harassment and messages of support for victims of sexual assault.

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.

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