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Actress Caroline Dhavernas is one of the 30 artists who responded to the call from directors Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette and Frédérique Bérubé.

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Thirty artists from Quebec, including Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, Caroline Dhavernas and Christine Beaulieu, unite their voices in solidarity with the Palestinian people. The collective invites the public to ask the Canadian government to demand an immediate ceasefire in Gaza as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to escalate.

Members of the group Artists for a Ceasefire posted a video on social media on Thursday, in which they also call on the Canadian government to demand the opening of a passage to allow humanitarian aid to flow through. return to the citizens of Palestine.

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In a press release, author and filmmaker Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette and director Frédérique Bérubé, who recently co-signed a video clip for the Mothers at the Front movement, explain that they took this initiative at the request of a group of Palestinian women . The latter had expressed their wish that the artists would break the silence of the Montreal scene and show solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette lived in the Palestinian territories, where she claims to have established valuable ties with both the Palestinian people and Israelis.

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The group Artists for a Ceasefire is encouraging the public to sign one of three petitions (or all three): one set up by Oxfam Quebec (New window), another set up by Amnesty International ( New window) and a third inviting citizens (New window) to question their MP as well as the party leaders in Parliament.

Among the other members of the group include Dominic Champagne, Kelly Depeault, Vincent Leclerc, Florence Longpré, Ines Talbi, Zahia El-Masri, Marya Zarif, Éléonore Loiselle, Evelyne de la Chenelière and Daniel Brière.

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