Kudos, knocks as female producers protest at Cannes Festival (Punch)

Kudos, knocks as female producers protest at Cannes Festival (Punch)

Reactions have been greeting a protest staged by female producers at Cannes on Saturday.

About 82 women had alleged marginalisation against women in terms of the number of awards and feasibility that men have enjoyed at the festival over the years.

The protest also came against the background of sexual harassment said to have tinged the industry.

While France-based actor and director, Antonie Martin Sauveur, described the protest as a good one, the Director-General of the Nigerian Films and Videos Censors Board, Adedayo Thomas, said the women were already doing so good that they did not need to ask men for any special favour. Read more

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