Cate Blanchett leads Cannes female stars protest for equal pay

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The demonstration, organized by a French women's group, assembled major Hollywood stars, including Salma Hayek, Kristen Stewart, Jane Fonda and Marion Cotillard, directors and industry executives.

Women are taking a stand in Cannes, with Cate Blanchett leading an extraordinary women's march at this year's Cannes Film Festival to make a crucial point about gender equality.

At the conclusion the protest, Blanchett and veteran documentary-maker Agnes Varda read a collective statement from the group that called for institutions to provide safer working conditions for women, and for governments to uphold equal pay laws. Also joining are the five female members of this year's Cannes jury: Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart, Ava DuVernay, Lea Seydoux and Burundian singer Khadja Nin.

'As women, we all face our own unique challenges, but we stand together on these stairs today as a symbol of our determination and commitment to progress.

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A group of 82 women will silently take a stand at the film festival.

The protest highlighted that only 82 films directed by women have been selected for the festival's prestigious Palme d'Or competition in its 71-year history, compared with 1,645 directed by men.

"We will stand for the 82 women directors that have been in the official selection". The stairs of our industry must be accessible to all.

The silent, symbolic protest will be held ahead of the premiere of French filmmaker Eva Husson's "Girls of the Sun", which is about a Kurdish battalion of entirely female soldiers. But it has united me with other women, stronger and deeper'.

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In response, the festival - which has also been slammed in the past for asking women to wear high heels on the red carpet - set up an anti-harassment hotline this year.

As they made their way inside the Palais, the capacity crowd of 2,300 greeted them with a standing ovation, and while this is routine before a screening, it was an extended applause from the guests, among them Blanchett and filmmakers like Pedro Almodovar.

One of the first women to call out Weinstein, Blanchett recently co-founded the "Time's Up" movement in support of abuse victims.

The 5050x2020 movement then offers solutions of creating equal directorial boards by 2020 and the creation of "an observatory" to monitor equality in the French film business.

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Asked to comment on the shortage of films by women at the festival, Ms. Hayek said, "You can not say it's only the fault of Cannes".

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