Paris May 1968

Against Cannes

Source: Cahiers du Cinéma, August 1968;
Translated: for by Mitchell Abidor 2008.

The Information and Action Assembly of the French Cinema, bringing together on May 17,1968 more than a thousand professionals at the National School of Photography and Cinema on the rue Vaugirard, occupied by its students since May 15, asks that all directors, producers, distributors, actors, journalists and jury members at Cannes, in collaboration with their foreign colleagues and by the means proper to them, oppose the continuation of the Festival so as to show their solidarity with the striking workers and students, to protest against police repression, and to express their determination to contest Gaullist power and the current structures of the film industry.