Cate Blanchett Calls For Change In Film Industry During 'Women's March' In Cannes

Cate Blanchett Calls For Change In Film Industry During ‘Women’s March’ In Cannes

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Blanchett’s speech also calls for equality and diversity across all workplaces

During Saturday night’s red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, 82 women with various roles in the film industry linked arms in a powerful promotion of gender equality in the film industry.

As all the women stood on the steps of the Palais, Cannes Film Jury President — the amazing Cate Blanchett herself — delivered a statement calling out the film industry for its lack of female representation.

Blanchett also called attention to the festival itself, and its low number of women who have been selected in the official competition through the years. “On these steps today stand 82 women representing the number of female directors who have climbed these stairs since the first edition of the Cannes Film Festival in 1946. In the same period 1688 male directors have climbed these very same stairs,” she states.