skip_previous play_arrow skip_next
00:00 00:00
  • play_arrow

    North Derbyshire Radio

World News

Female activists unfurl banner during Cannes red carpet protest

todayMay 22, 2022 1

share close

Female activists unfurl banner during Cannes red carpet protest

Protesters have stormed the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in the second such incident this week.

A group of women unfurled a banner at the premiere of Holy Spider, letting off black smoke devices and holding their fists in the air.

The banner featured a list of victims of the “129 femicides since the last Cannes festival” in an apparent reference to the number of domestic killings in France.

Video of the event was shared widely on social media and appeared to show security guards observing the protest instead of intervening.

Directed by Ali Abbasi, Holy Spider tells the story of a female journalist investigating a serial killer targeting sex workers in the Iranian city of Mashhad.

It is loosely based on the true case of Saeed Hanaei, a construction worker, who killed 16 women between 2000 and 2001 before he was apprehended by the police.

It is the second protest to take place at Cannes this week.

On Friday, the premiere of George Miller’s Three Thousand Years Of Longing was interrupted by a woman protesting against sexual violence during the war in Ukraine.

The woman tore off her clothes during the film’s red carpet procession to reveal the message “Stop raping us” written across her torso next to the blue-and-yellow colours of the Ukraine flag.

Security guards quickly encircled her and took her off the red carpet.

The 75th annual festival has already hosted the star-studded premiere for Top Gun: Maverick, which saw Tom Cruise attend for the first time in 30 years.

The event was subject to strict Covid-19 protocols in 2021 but this year’s Cannes has largely done away with pandemic measures.

Published: 22/05/2022 by Radio NewsHub

Written by: NDR NEWS

Rate it

Previous post

World News

Boyfriend of Manchester Arena victim gives touching tribute on fifth anniversary

The boyfriend of Martyn Hett who died in the Manchester Arena terror attack has posted a touching tribute for him on the fifth anniversary of the bombing. In a social media post addressed to his partner, who was 29 when he died, Russell Hayward has said “my heart will always have a permanent piece missing”. Mr Hett, a social media manager and Coronation Street superfan, was one of 22 people […]

todayMay 22, 2022 1