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French cinema guild sends message of solidarity over proposed Trump cuts

French cinema guild sends message of solidarity over proposed Trump cuts

L’Arp expresses love for Us culture and “consternation” at Us president’s budget plan.

French cinema guild L’Arp has issued a message of solidarity with Us filmmakers and artists, condemning Us President Donald Trump’s recently revealed proposals to slash cultural spending.

“We love American culture and cinema which for us [are] our inexhaustible sources of inspiration and escape,” said the body, jointly presided over by Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius (pictured) and filmmaker Julie Bertuccelli.

“We therefore wish to express our solidarity with the American filmmakers and artists who have recently mobilised against this decision.”

Under its budget proposals for the next fiscal year, the Trump administration is planning to cut some $971m previously earmarked for non-profit cultural entities, including theatres, writing programmes, orchestras, libraries and public broadcasters.

The biggest losers are expected to be the National Endowment For The Arts, the Corporation For Public Broadcasting, the Institute Of Museum And Library Services, and the National

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