Binoche, Cotillard, Huppert… French stars cut their hair in solidarity with Iranian women

French actresses and singers cut their hair as a show of support for Iranian women in a video released Wednesday.

“For freedom,” begins Juliette Binoche, before cutting a lock of hair in front of the camera, in a video that will be broadcast on social networks this Wednesday. Like her, actresses and singers mobilize for the struggle of Iranian women. Their demonstrations, sparked by the death of young Mahsa Amini, arrested by vice squads on September 16, were violently repressed there.

Marion Cotillard, Angèle, Isabelle Carré, Rebecca Marder, Pomme, Eye Haïdara, 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 the reason of Bella Ciao Cover in Persian interpreted by the singer Gandom. You are about fifty to sign this manifesto.

“Since the death of Mashga, the Iranian women, the women at the top, have been demonstrating at the risk of their lives,” reads the caption.

On Tuesday, almost a thousand personalities of the seventh French art, including stars such as Léa Seydoux, Isabelle Huppert and Dany Boon, renowned filmmakers or the head of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Frémaux, appealed to column broadcast to AFP in support of the women’s revolt in Iran.

“Women live freedom”

The platform has also been signed by Palme d’Or winners like Julia Ducournau and Jacques Audiard, the Lion d’Or like Audrey Diwan, and actors as diverse as Marion Cotillard, Camille Cottin, Louis Garrel and Alex Lutz. . .

In this call, entitled “Woman Life Freedom”, the motto of the demonstrations in Iran, the experts “want to express (their) support for the Iranian women who are fighting for their freedom today at the risk of their lives, and Iranian people who courageously support their revolt”.

“We call on 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 “general struggle for women, for life and for freedom is our struggle too”.

Until now, the French artistic community had heard little about the protest movement triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini in Tehran.

Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman, died September 16, three days after her arrest for violating the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code, which requires women in particular to wear the veil. Her death sparked a wave of protests in Iran that were violently put down and rallies in solidarity with Iranian women around the world.

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