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15 March 2018 News flash

9th International Monaco and the Mediterranean Meeting opens

H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince officially opens the 9th International Monaco and the Mediterranean Symposium © Government Communication Department / Charly Gallo

The 9th International Monaco and the Mediterranean Meeting (RIMM) has just opened at the Oceanographic Museum. The opening was attended by H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, Minister of the Interior Patrice Cellario, and numerous other personalities. The symposium was established by President and Director Elisabeth Bréaud. This year’s theme is “The positions and roles of artists and intellectuals in the Mediterranean and the challenges they face”.

In his opening address, H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince stressed that “Thanks to this ninth meeting, we will have an opportunity over the course of two days to promote the artistic expression, heritage, philosophers and writers born in the Mediterranean, with a view to evaluating the impact of artists who come from the region or who talk about it.”         

The inaugural lectures were then given by Mr Jérôme Clément, former President of the Fondation Alliance Française, and former President of ARTE and the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC, French national centre for cinema and the moving image).

H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince awarded the RIMM prize to Elias Sanbar, a writer and Palestine’s Ambassador to UNESCO.

Over two days, intellectuals and creatives from the shores of the Mediterranean will participate in three roundtable discussions to examine the influence of this “unique and multifaceted” space and to attempt to set out a renewed vision for it.

Following the conclusion of the symposium on Friday 16 March, there will be a screening of the film Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces at 8.30 pm in the Variety Theatre, in the presence of director Yousry Nasrallah. This screening is presented in collaboration with the Audiovisual Archives of Monaco.

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