French actresses and singers cut their hair in a video released Wednesday in support of Iranian women.
“For freedom”, launches Juliette Binoche, before cutting a lock of hair in front of the camera, in a video broadcast this Wednesday on social networks. Like her, actresses and singers are mobilizing to support the struggle of Iranian women. Their demonstrations, triggered by the death, which took place last September 16, of the young Mahsa Amini, arrested by the police of morality, were violently repressed.
Marion Cotillard, Angèle, Isabelle Carré, Rebecca Marder, Pomme, Eye Haidara, Isabelle Huppert, Juliette Armanet, Muriel Robin, Laure Calamy, Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg, Berenice Bejo or even Mélanie Laurent and Julie Gayet cut their hair in this video about The bottom of Hello beautiful cover in Persian interpreted by the singer Gandom. I’m about fifty to sign this manifesto.
“Courage and dignity”
“The Iranian people, women in the lead, manifest at the risk of their own lives. These people only hope for access to the most essential freedoms. These women, these men, are asking for our support,” they say in a written message. the video on the Instagram account “soutienfemmesiran”.
“Their courage and their dignity oblige us. It is impossible not to denounce this terrible repression again and again (…) We have thus decided to respond to the appeal that was launched by cutting, we too, some of these locks”, they add , in this appeal initiated by the lawyers.
On Tuesday, nearly a thousand personalities of the seventh French art, including stars such as Léa Seydoux, Isabelle Huppert and Dany Boon, famous directors or the boss of the Cannes Film Festival Thierry Frémaux asked to “support the revolt of women in Iran”, in a column sent to the AFP.
“Freedom of life for women”
The platform has also been signed by Palme d’Or winners such as Julia Ducournau and Jacques Audiard, the Golden Lion as Audrey Diwan, and various actors such as Marion Cotillard, Camille Cottin, Louis Garrel and Alex Lutz. .
In this appeal, entitled “Woman Life Freedom”, the watchword of the demonstrations in Iran, the professionals wish to “collectively express (their) support for Iranian women who today struggle for their freedom at the risk of their lives, and people who they courageously support their revolt ”.
“We ask all those who speak out against the assassination of Mahsa Amini and the massive, brutal and deadly repression ordered by the Iranian authorities, to express their solidarity with the Iranian people loud and clear”, they continue.
The “universal struggle for women, for life and for freedom is also ours”.
Until now, the French art community had been little listened to by the protest movement triggered by Mahsa Amini’s death in Tehran.
Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd, died on September 16, three days after her arrest for violating the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code, which specifically requires women to wear headscarves. Her death sparked a wave of protests in Iran, which were violently suppressed, and demonstrations of solidarity with Iranian women around the world.