For the past few months we have been collectively wondering how to turn a moment into a movement.
While French cinema wasn’t shaken by the Weinstein shock wave, it is essential that we move to take concrete action reaching beyond the issue of sexual abuse alone.
We believe that equality restores the balance of power.
We believe that diversity deeply changes representations.
We believe that the opportunity to work in an egalitarian and inclusive environment must be seized because we are certain that the equal sharing of power will promote profound creative renewal.
How to achieve this?
With the aim of equal directorial boards by 2020.
This concerns our public institutions, but also private entities, professional unions, festivals, juries and film schools. We expect the decision makers at the head of these entities to cultivate awareness with the intent of encouraging equality, inclusion and younger generations. The true diversity of our country needs to be duly represented.
This tool will produce numbers and analyze statistics in French film in order to pro- mote collective awareness and quantify evolution.
It will produce new statistics with the ambition of covering the full spectrum of our field: salary disparity between male and female crew members, between actors and actresses, the budget differences between films by male and female directors and the lack of diversity throughout the industry.
We are committed to using the power of numbers to raise awareness, increase the visibility of these issues and fuel the workshops that we will be leading to produce ideas, solutions, and opportunities.
Together we are committed to leading a thorough discussion and a long struggle for equality and inclusion in our industry. We call on all those who wish to unite around this empowering movement to join us.Who are we