Alick and Albert honored in Spain, Australia and Italy
From July 7th to 11th: "Alick and Albert" honored in Spain, Australia and Italy
At the beginning of July, the documentary film “Alick and Albert” directed by Douglas Watkin was honored in Spain, Australia and Italy.
The film was screened in Spain and Australia as part of NAIDOC Week, an annual Australian celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
On July 7, the Embassies of Monaco and Australia in Spain joined forces to organize a screening at the Palacio de Hielo cinema in Madrid, which captivated many guests, including several Ambassadors, representatives of Spanish institutions and economic actors as well as the Consuls of Monaco.
From July 8 to 10, the film was screened in public sessions at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney, which hosted the artist Alick Tipoti as a special guest.
As part of NAIDOC Week, the Australian Consulate General in New Caledonia will host a screening of the film on August 9 at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa.
On July 11, the film was presented during the participation of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco at the opening of the 25th Gran Paradiso Film Festival at the Château d’Aymavilles. This screening was part of the program for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Gran Paradiso National Park, which was created as a result of the numerous exchanges that Prince Albert I had with King Victor-Emmanuel III on his experience of the national parks visited in the United States.
Alick and Albert : the story
13 October 2021
Alick and Albert : the film in preview in St-Tropez
The event in pictures
The film retraces the relationship and exchanges between H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and the Australian artist Alick Tipoti. An unlikely friendship was born after the exhibition “Taba Naba: Australia, Oceania, arts of the peoples of the sea” at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco in 2016 and those that followed on Badu Island, in the Torres Strait in northern Australia in 2018, as part of a mission by Explorations de Monaco, then in Monaco in 2019.
The film explores the intersection of art, science and nature through a constructive and respectful exchange between two men, two worlds, two models of society. It questions the diversity of Man’s relationship with Nature in today’s world and transmits a universal message in favour of peace, tolerance and harmony between Humanity and the Ocean.
The world premiere of the film will occur at the Brisbane International Film Festival in Australia prior to its release in Australian cinemas. Pending the possibility to organize the international premiere on the occasion of a European or North American festival and schedule the theatrical release outside Australia accordingly, the film is being shown in private screenings by invitation, in particular at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco and at the Maison des Océans in Paris.