A Topless Ukrainian Woman Storms Cannes Red Carpet To Protest Against Sexual Violence

Cannes film festival turned into a political theater during the premiere of the film “Three Thousand Years of Longing” by George Miller. A woman stripped her off on the red carpet to give a political message “Stop Raping Us” to the world audience. But the security guards were quick to cover her body and take her out off the stage.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Cannes film festival had a strange messenger from Ukraine
• The Russian-Ukraine war has already become a theme of the festival
• Documentaries are screened to show the atrocities of war

How A Woman Stripped Off On Red Carpet At Cannes

Guests were parading in evening wear when a woman interrupted the parade. Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba were also the guests. They were attending the premiere of their film “Three Thousand Years of Longing”. But the parade was briefly disrupted when a woman jumped on the red carpet and stripped off to give a political message.

Topless Ukrainian Woman Storms Cannes Red Carpet

Wearing underpants stained red, she had painted her body in the colors of the Ukrainian flag and the written the message “Stop Raping Us”. Also, she shouted the message and posed for the photographers to spread the message to the world audience before the security guards covered and took her away.

What Inspired The Incident?

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said last month that hundreds of cases of rape including sexual assault on small children were reported from the areas previously occupied by Russian forces. He even appealed for aid for his country through a video at the Cannes opening ceremony on Tuesday.

On Thursday, a special screening of the documentary “Mariupolis 2” was hosted at Cannes. The documentary was made by Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravicius who was reportedly killed by Russian forces in Ukraine last month.

On Saturday, the beleaguered filmmakers of Ukraine will get a special day at Cannes. It will be marked by the screening of “The Natural History of Destruction”, about the bombing of German cities in World War II by Sergei Loznitsa.

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