“I am very happy to be here this evening.” said Prince Albert II while collecting his The Better World Forum Award at the Gala Dinner at the Yacht Club Monaco on 22nd September.
Monaco Life join two-day’s Forum (21&22 September) Under The High Patronage od H. S. H. Prince Albert II, perfectly coordinated by The Artistic Director – Karolina Bomba.
The leading motto of 2018 The Better World Forum was: “What Legacy Are We Leaving To Future Generations”? – which indeed is a crucial question to ask in order to stay aligned with the vision of the organization founded by Manuel de la Roche: “realization of concrete humanitarian projects for the improvement of underprivileged people’s conditions around the world”.
When Manuel was asked: “How does the cinema and visual medium impacts The Better World?”; he responded that it is very “important to create the shift in the mind’s consciousness and to be able to transfer those images into action” in order to escalate this beautiful journey.
We were initiated to participate in the screenings of wide range of movies, starting from “Vincent et moi” directed by Edouart Cuel & Gaèl Breton; beautiful love story between a father and his son. Later we saw “Street River” by Beto Macedo; movie created to portray lives of resilient Amazonian people, creating the first gallery of river art in the world.
Amongst other great movies featured during those two days, we saw highly anticipated “Wonder of the sea”, directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau & Jean-Jacques Mantello and produced by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Vibrant colours of underwater universe in 3D and high definition made us see an ocean like never before.
The Better World supports great causes, for example: Gift of Life Lebanon – The organization which funds healthcare projects in developing countries, with a specific goal to develop sustainable paediatric cardiac surgery and prevention programs for hundreds of children with heart disease.
All Awards made for Better World Forum 2018’s are made out of Humanium Metal. This concept was created in partnership with the NGO IM Swedish Development Partner and it aids at inspiring consumers, businesses and authorities promoting peace, sustainability and finding a solution to one of the world’s greatest problems.
Black Tie Gala Dinner on the first day was to celebrate the International Day of Peace and it took place at the Fairmont Hotel and on the second day after the Press Conference and Red Carpet appearance, we enjoyed Gala Dinner with Humanitarian Awards Ceremony and the Auction at the Yacht Club the Monaco. Special Guests included Matteo El Khodr who delighted us with his captivating voice ranging from bass-baritone to the swallows of a mezzo & Matias Damasio who beautifully composes and performs romantic and popular music. The evening finished with the After Party with glamorous DJ Grace.