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A collective of cinema staff known as on Monday for a strike “of all employees of the Cannes Film Festival and parallel sections” aimed toward “disrupting” them, one week earlier than the opening of probably the most nice occasion of the seventh artwork.

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“For a year now, we have been warning about the growing precariousness of film festival workers.” One week earlier than its launch, the Cannes Film Festival fears disruptions throughout its 77the modifying. A collective of cinema staff, “Under the screens, the waste”, known as on Monday May 6 for a strike “of all employees of the Cannes Film Festival and parallel sections”. This consists of, amongst others, projectionists, programmers, press officers, ticket workplace workers, and many others.

The collective introduced collectively round fifty members in a basic assembly to vote for this strike, defined certainly one of its spokespersons. This name, which is extraordinarily uncommon, doesn’t name into query the opening or holding of the pageant itself, she clarified, and the target is to not hurt the movies that shall be offered. But a strike may “disrupt the event,” she added.

Deploring the rising precariousness of their jobs, employed by totally different festivals through the yr on short-term missions, they ask to have the ability to profit from the standing of intermittent staff within the leisure business, of which they’re disadvantaged.

“No concrete proposal”

They additionally denounce the most recent unemployment insurance coverage reforms taken by decree by the federal government, which have tightened the compensation guidelines, to the purpose that “the majority (of them) will have to give up” their job.

“Our alerts and demands have so far been received with polite kindness, but no concrete proposals have been put forward by the CNC (National Cinema Center, Editor’s note) or the Ministry of Culture,” they insist in a communicated.

The 77e Cannes Festival is to be held on the Croisette from May 14 to 25, with round 100 movies, dozens of stars like Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Meryl Streep and Adam Driver, and tens of 1000’s of festival-goers.

Only one version was compromised by a social motion: the 21e Cannes Festival needed to be shortened, overtaken by the occasions of May 1968. With illustrious activists: Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut and Claude Lelouch.

With AFP