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Cancel Cannes 2010 Awards in Support of Jafar Panahi
Petition Background (Preamble):
Invited to be part of the 63º Cannes Film Festival official jury, he couldn't attend, despite French ministers asking for his liberation and petitions being made by directors such as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese.
On May 18th, during a press conference at Cannes, it was revealed Panahi went on hunger strike. We all understand that isolated complaints will not have the necessary impact to free him, but maybe cancelling this year awards could drive enough media attention to the issue.
The Cancel Cannes 2010 Awards in Support of Jafar Panahi petition to Cannes Film Festival Jury was written by Tatiana Monassa and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: free jafar panahi, cannes film festival, cannes, movies, awards, film, films