Tuesday, February 27

French actresses cut locks of hair in support of Iranian women

“For freedom!” (for freedom), says Juliette Binoche looking at the camera as she cuts off a large strand of hair without thinking about it. And, after her, many more: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Isabelle Huppert, Charlotte Rampling, Isabelle Adjani, Jane Birkin or Marion Cotillard, among many more.

The succession of short images in the video happen while the song is playing beautiful bye, an Italian popular song of anti-fascist resistance already turned into a fight for various causes. The video ends with the contribution of an illustration by the Iranian cartoonist Marjane Satrapi.

This video comes after the gesture of a MEP of Iraqi origin, Abir Al-Sahlani: “Our fury will be greater than that of the oppressor”, she said in front of the European Parliament. She has wielded scissors and has cut a lock of hair while she affirmed: “Women, life, freedom”.

The wave of protests have been triggered in Iran and spread throughout the world after the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, on September 16 after being arrested by the so-called Morale Police in Tehran for considering that she was wearing a bad outfit. Islamic veil.