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MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR PEACE
LEAH RABIN
ISRAEL

Leah Rabin was a great woman from Israel: a woman who fought for peace, with clear and sincere thoughts, with her hope for a better future and her contagious optimism. For this reason the Fondazione Mediterraneo attributed to Leah Rabin the Mediterranean Award for Peace 2001.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 4 January 2001

 


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR CULTURE
H.E. CARDINALE ROGER ETCHEGARAY
ITALY

Following Pope John Paul II’s recommendations, he launched a dissemination process for dialogue among religions and cultures. He accomplished this through liturgy but also through well chosen new technologies and channels of new communication and information. For this reason the Fondazione Mediterraneo attributed to H.E. Cardinal Roger Etchegaray the Mediterranean Award for Culture 2001.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 4 January 2001

 


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR ART AND CREATIVITY
NOA e NABIL
Singers, ISRAEL-PALESTINE

In a delicate moment of the relations between Israeli and Palestinian peoples, Noa and Nabil, two of the most famous Middle-Eastern musicians – Noa Israeli and Nabil Palestinian – have chosen to perform together, testifying the need of dialogue to settle conflicts. Noa and Nabil are strongly related by a common action expressed by the musical projects of the two groups arising from the wish of encounter. Radiodervish music (from “dar” “wish”: visitors of power) comes from Nabil’s will to combine the sonority of melody with the roots of Arab tradition. The rhythm – universal language – is the focus of the music of Noa, daughter of Israel grown in the Bronx, while her jazz training is the background of her songs. Noa’s and Nabil’s commitment for peace is the primary aim of their art, constantly pursued by both of them and recognized by their respective peoples. Recent history has abruptly put Israel and Palestine at the centre of international attention. Both populations are paying a very high price in terms of human lives and the peace process appears, day after day, farther and farther. That’s why any action aiming at promoting dialogue and cooperation between the two peoples is now indispensable and in this process the joint action undertaken by Noa and Nabil assumes an important and significant value. For these reasons, Fondazione Mediterraneo and Accademia del Mediterraneo grant to Noa and Nabil the Mediterranean Art and Creativity Award 2001, in acknowledgment of their will and ability to use the universal language of music as a peace tool.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 4 January 2001

 


INTERNATIONAL AWARD LABORATORIO MEDITERRANEO
PAD / LA CADUTA
Best short‑film
by Czech director Aurel Klimt
 

The Fondazione Mediterraneo attributed the International Award Laboratorio Mediterraneo 2001 to Aurel Klimt for his remarkable animation work containing a dramatical subject in a funny and folkloristic frame.


Awarding Ceremony
Trieste, 24 January 2001