In it cannes film festival not all the glamor and seventh art. There is also the occasional event that manages to capture the attention of those present, as happened on the red carpet of the contest.
A activist protesting sexual violence against women in Ukrainewas withdrawn from the cannes red carpet. The woman broke into the premiere of Three thousand years of longingGeorge Miller’s new film starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton.
Naked and with the colors of the ukrainian flag painted on her chest and with the phrases “stop raping us”, also written on her body, the young woman entered the red carpet of the prestigious European event screaming. The french activist belongs to SCUM, which was a radical feminist manifesto published in the 1960s. Through their Twitter account, which was created last month, they made a publication in relation to the fact.
“A SCUM activist enters the red carpet of the #Cannes2022 festival to denounce the sexual violence inflicted on Ukrainian women in the context of war,” the Twitter post reads.
According to reports, the woman entered the Red carpet and began to hurriedly remove her clothes in front of the photographers and began to scream, when the security team entered to force her to leave the place.
The cannes film festival It takes place in the midst of a strong discussion about the Russian invasion that has been taking place in Ukraine since the end of February. Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, there have been numerous reports of sexual assaults by Russian soldiers on female civilians.
Official Russian delegations and journalists sympathetic to Putin were not invited to the event this year. Despite the decision of the organizing committee, a film endorsed by the sanctioned Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich was shown yesterday.
The Festival has a strict security system that requires multiple checks before being able to access the red carpet. The truth is that it is not infallible either. In 2014, a prankster named Vitalii Sediuk managed to get past security at the event and stuck his head under her dress. America Ferrera during the premiere of how to train your dragon 2.
Of course, Cannes is no stranger to this type of protest situation. In the year 2018, 82 women protested in front of the Palais for gender inequality within the film industry. A few days later, there was an anti-racism protest on the red carpet.