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April 13, 2010 13:30 ET

"RefleXions" Campaign Founder and Disabled Director, Sean Marckos, Denounces Cannes Film Festival Allegations

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) -

Editor's note: A photo associated with this release is available on the Marketwire website.

In response to the allegations from Marie Pierre Hauville, spokesperson for the Cannes Film Festival, who said, " what disgusts me in particular is that he is using the very serious issue of accessibility for the disabled as a way to gain publicity for his film "- Montreal Gazette

Sean Marckos responds, "I am very offended that a prestigious festival such as the Cannes film festival would believe that, especially after letting them know, having the visual proof , and trying to get answers to my questions for the past 2 years. I myself was awakened to the subject of image discrimination because it happened to me personally in Cannes, and once I realized it, I knew we had a social responsibility to bring this issue to the public. That's one of the main reasons why we began a documentary and a campaign on the subject of image discrimination in society. All the associations, collaborators and individuals involved understand the importance of raising awareness socially, not only for the disabled , but for every individual who has been stereotyped and excluded due to their image"

The public can reach their on conclusions by listening to a live debate with both parties that aired on April 7th on CBC radio at the following link : http://reflexionscampaign.com/media_kit/html/reflexions_audio.html

Allegations : http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Filmmaker+wheelchair+says+carpet+rejection+inspired+film/2775605/story.html?id=2775605

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  • Sean Marckos
    514-889-3042
    or
    Mauricio Fuentes
    514-889-3042

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