16 black french actresses protested equality, racism & inclusion at cannes film festival last wednesday =====================================
to coincide with the launch of their book "being black is not my job" (noire n'est pas mon metier) the protest was led by french actress aissa maiga.
wearing balmain dresses designed by balmain's mixed race designer #olivierrousteing, the women denounced the racism they've endured whilst trying to work in the french film industry.
actress nadege beausson-diagne, was once told, "you can't play her, she's a lawyer" / "luckily you have fine features and you are not negroid, not too black..." / "for a black, you are really very intelligent. you should have been white." 😑====================================
#tbbscreen #cannes18#cannes2018 #france #frenchactresses #blackwomen #blackactress #protest #representstion #filmindustry #francezobda #aissamaiga #sabinepakora #maimounagueye #rachelkhan #assasylla
yesterday, 82 women gathered on the steps of the @festivaldecannes to symbolize the number of women who have been featured in the festival’s competition over its 71-year history. i am proud to be part of this action with @5050x2020 #timesup ••• repost: @timesupnow
women are not a minority in the world, yet the current state of our industry says otherwise,” blanchett said, reading from a statement written by her and legendary director agnes varda, who delivered the speech in french. “as women, we all face our own unique challenges, but we stand together on these steps today as a symbol of our determination and our commitment to progress. we are writers, we are producers, we are directors, actresses, cinematographers, talent agents, editors, distributors, sales agents, and all of us are involved in the cinematic arts. and we stand today in solidarity with women of all industries.
we expect our institutions to actively provide parity and transparency in their executive bodies and provide safe environments in which to work,” blanchett continued. “we expect our governments to make sure that the laws of equal pay for equal work are upheld. we demand that our workplaces are diverse and equitable so that they can best reflect the world in which we actually live. a world that allows all of us in front and behind the camera, all of us, to thrive shoulder to shoulder with our male colleagues.
the stairs of our industry must be accessible to all. let’s climb.
i’m really glad this picture of me wearing a baker’s hat exists! #oldheadshotday
incredibly honoured and proud to be part of @vamuseum #fashionedfromnature exhibition. if you're in london, go and see it! https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/fashioned-from-nature
here are just a few of the books on my bedside table.. some will make you smile, some will make you cry, others will inspire you and encourage you to rediscover yourself. one thing is for sure though: they are all brilliant ⭐️ thank you @vogueaustralia for shining a light on my favourite reads! @oursharedshelf
“nothing is too ugly for this world, i think it’s just that people pretend not to see.” @oursharedshelf’s march/april pick is heart berries, the touching debut memoir by terese marie mailhot; an unapologetically honest and immensely inspiring book. read my oss letter here: http://bit.ly/2gozz8p #oursharedshelf
to celebrate today’s #internationalwomensday i’ll be curating @natgeo’s instagram feed, selecting and sharing powerful images taken by national geographic’s emerging female photographers around the world. women photographers are often under-represented and under-celebrated, so i’m thrilled to mark this day by profiling the talented female story-tellers and image-makers that are working hard to build empathy across borders x #iwd2018#timesup