The 5th edition of the Better World Fund took place in Cannes on Monday. The endowment created for women’ s rights, education, children and the preservation of the oceans takes advantage of major international festivals to ensure that cinematographic art is used in the service of great social and humanitarian causes.
A conference on Ethical Gold was held in the morning at the Eden Hotel, with Ghana as the country of honor, in the presence of Minister Dr. Okyere Darko-Mensah. This event was supported by the UN, OECD, Chamber of Renewable Energies and Ecology of Monaco (CEREM) and the Green Cross.
Environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Manuel Collas de La Roche and Karine Partouche.
A Gala dinner and auction took place at 3.14 Beach with proceeds donated to the Lebanese René Moawad Foundation, which provides education, school materials, meals and medical follow-up to children in Lebanon.
The ceremony hosted by Manuel Collas de La Roche, president and founder of the Better World Fund, along with actress and activist Kiera Chaplin. Special guest, Marcelo Viera, the new Real Madrid football captain, started the evening by donating a signed ball, shirt and shoes to auction. During dinner, guests were treated to an ethical and eco-responsible fashion show was put on Eileen Akbaraly (founder Made For A Woman) and Pietro Paradiso who showcases the Madagascan brand of pieces created by women for women.
Additionally, seven Union-Life International Awards were to those whose works or actions had a social and solidarity impact in 2020. The winners were Best Commitment/Eileen Akbaraly, Dr. Sohan Roy, Aries Group and Dr. Aziz Mustapha. Movie That Matters/documentary “The Sound of Us” by Chris Gero and the documentary “ENOUGH! Lebanon’s darkest hour” by Daizy Gedeon. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to director Barry Alexander Brown while director Nabil Ayouch picked up Best Achievement in Cinematography.