On Monday, March 21, 2022, it was announced that the amazing documentary entitled, Alick and Albert, has been nominated in six categories in the upcoming Queensland Australia Film Network Awards. The documentary tells the story of the unique and special friendship between His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and famed Australian artist, Mr. Alick Tipoti.
The categories for which the documentary film is nominated are Best Documentary, Best Composer/Musical Score, Best Cinematographer, Best Director, Best Producer, and Best Editor.
In 2016, the sovereign prince and the artist first met during the opening of the exhibition, Taba Naba: Australia, Oceania, Arts of the Peoples of the Sea, at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco. The sovereign prince, who is known for his efforts to tackle climate change and his commitment to protect the marine environment, visited Mr. Tipoti and his family at his home on remote Badu Island in the Torres Strait, in Queensland. The meeting formed the idea for the documentary, Alick and Albert, which also includes tales of the Badulgal people of Badu and the Monégasque people of Monaco.
The documentary, directed by Mr. Douglas Watkin, tells the story of “…two communities on opposite sides of the planet, Monaco and Badu Island, which are concerned by climate change and the many threats to the future of the Ocean…” according to the official site for the documentary.
If you have never seen the documentary, Alick and Albert, I highly recommend that you watch it… the film is simply brilliant.
In other news, this afternoon Prince Albert II viewed The Northbound Exhibition: Connected By the Sea at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco. According to a press release, via the Musee Océanographique, the exhibit:
“…brings together 24 paintings and photographs: historical and contemporary works which illustrate the role of the North Sea and the importance of preserving its coastal and marine areas.
The Northbound Exhibition: Connected By the Sea, scheduled as part of the Monaco Ocean Week, will be complemented by a scientific symposium entitled, The North Sea, a Sea of Solutions, on May 11, 2022.”
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