Maria de Medeiros

©UNESCO/Maria de Medeiros UNESCO Artist for Peace

Portuguese actress known throughout the world for her role in Pulp Fiction, Maria de Medeiros, was appointed UNESCO Artist for Peace in March 2008, in recognition of her outstanding commitments to arts education.

She participated in several events with UNESCO in April 2008, such as a visit to the home town of the famous painter Malangatana, former UNESCO Artist for Peace, in Mozambique. She also contributed in Mozambique to a meeting with cultural agents and the press to discuss the theme “Arts for Education”.

Maria de Medeiros is the first Portuguese woman to become a UNESCO Artist for Peace.

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