Cate Blanchett Just Led a Women's March at Cannes

Cannes Film Festival 2018 Cate Blanchett Michael B Jordan and Marion Cotillard make appearances on Day 6

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After the traditional Photocall cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart, Salma Hayek, Marion Cotillard and others of their colleagues (the action was attended by 82 Actresses and female Directors) held hands, thus opposing the discrimination in the film industry.

Also joining were the five female members of this year's Cannes jury: Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart, Ava DuVernay, Lea Seydoux and Burundian singer Khadja Nin.

"Today, 82 of our sisters gathered on the steps of the @festivaldecannes to symbolise the number of women who have been featured in the festival's competition over its 71-year history", the Time's Up movement posted alongside a snapshot of the moment on its Instagram page.

The leaders of the Cannes Film Festival signed a charter Monday promising to push for an equal number of men and women on its decision-making boards, as well as calling for greater transparency in the film selection process. In the same period 1688 male directors have climbed these very same stairs.

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14 de mayo de 2018, 13:43Paris, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Mexican film "Comprame un revolver"(Buy me a Gun) had today its world premiere in the Directors´ Fortnight of the 71st Cannes Film Festival, a movie based on the impact of drug trafficking on that society. Blanchett read a statement atop the Palais steps in English; Varda read it in French.

"Women are not a minority in the world, yet the current state of the industry says otherwise", she declared. 82 women stood in silence to highlight the lack of female directors at the festival. "We are writers, producers, directors, actresses, cinematographers, talent agents, editors, distributors, sales agents and all involved in the cinematic arts". What's important is that the 82 of us who stood there stood in solidarity with women from all professions, all countries. This is just one likely reason that the Time's Up movement and a French movement named 5050x2020, representing the advocacy for 50/50 representation by 2020, organized this demonstration.

Agnes Varda, the legendary French film director of "Faces Places", added, "The stairs of our industry must be accessible to all".

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