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On Saturday, 82 women, including Hollywood star Cate Blanchett, staged a protest on the red carpet.

Salma Hayek, Jane Fonda, Marion Cotillard and Patty Jenkins were among the dozens of women who took part in the display, held at the first Cannes festival since multiple reports of abuse and harrassment shook Hollywood.

Cate Blanchett leading the Women's Protest at Cannes Film Festival. Blanchett read a statement atop the Palais steps in English; Varda read it in French.

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The demonstration was organised in partnership with 50/50 x 2020, a group that aims to make the film industry embrace equal gender representation in the next two years.

Only 82 female directors have ever competed for the festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or, since 1946 compared with nearly 1,700 male directors. "We stand together on these steps today as a symbol of our determination to change and progress". Aspiring actresses appear on and off the red carpet in see-through or low-cut dresses in the hopes of attracting the attention of male producers, directors, talent scouts and photographers. "A world that allows all of us behind and in front of the camera to thrive shoulder to shoulder with our male colleagues". Within 10 minutes of entering one, a reporter was approached by two women, one of whom told him she would go back to his apartment in exchange for 600 euros, or about $700.

Agnes Varda, the legendary French film director of "Faces Places", added, "The stairs of our industry must be accessible to all".

Hosted by actor Sharad Kelkar, it saw the presence of Indian ambassador to France Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Ashok Kumar Parmar, Joint Secretary (Films), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting; writer, poet and Censor Board Chairperson Prasoon Joshi, Censor Board member Vani Tripathi Tikoo, Jerome Paillard, Executive Director, Marche Du Film Festival (Cannes Film Market), actress Huma Qureshi and filmmakers Shaji N. Karun, Jahnu Barua and Bharat Bala.

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