Women Unite in Power of Silence at Cannes

A hush fell over Cannes this year when 82 women in the film industry stopped and silently stood on the red carpet.

The women used the power of silence to make a statement on the lack of female directors at the 2018 festival, which was reported in The Guardian and other media outlets.

After their silence, Cate Blanchett read a statement that in part said: 

“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.

“We stand together on these steps today as a symbol of our determination and progress. The stairs of our industry must be accessible to all. Let’s climb,” it concluded.

Do you want to show the power of love through silence? Join a Circle the Cities With Love event on July 29, 2018. Find an event here or create your own.