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Medals of Excellence 10
The photographic database of the 1956 Institute (interactive website)

by The Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution (1956 Institute), Hungary
receving Medal of Excellence: Networking Media

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Laudator: Palitanus Zoltan

In Hungary the present political, social, and moral situation is largely influenced by the historical events of the 20th century.The 1956 foundation made a considerable effort, to show the main periods of this time, showing impressive photographs of the events.We can glimpse not only the history crisis, but the everyday life and cultural events as well. The elements of this database are true visual documents of these eras taken by those people who lived in these ages. Therefore we can recognize not only their ways of life but their points of view and their attitudes, feelings to their times.The database can be regarded as important inheritance for the present generation, to understand the current situation of our country.

Boris Pahor, a Stubborn Memory (documentary)

by Regional TV Programme Koper-Capodistria, RTV Slovenia, Slovenia

receiving Medal of Excellence: Documentary / Report

Laudator: Marko Ivanišin

Boris Pahor is internationally most recognized Slovene writer, the only Slovene to be nominated for the Nobel prize. Although he was not awarded that prize it was another prize he received, the Premio Napoli, that might have been even more valuable for him. Boris Pahor, a 87 years old citizen of Trieste, is today fulfilling the mission that should have been fulfilled decades ago. As an eye-witness of dicatorships in Italy and Germany he is enlightening pupils and students on this topic across Italy. In Italy his books and publications were until recently put aside as bad consciens for Italian opression of Slovenes in Trieste and other Italian places. But with the Napoli prize his book on early Italian fascism these nacist movements became historical fact also in Italian curriculums.
In the documentary Boris Pahor A Stubborn Memory writers importance for Slovene, Italian and European history is documented in multiple ways with lots of sense for a portrait on the one side and historical events on the other.