WAGI! Celebration of Filipino Excellence featuring TEAM PILIPINAS: THE ATOM ARAULLO SPECIALS
The CCP reopens its doors to the public with a series of special screenings at the Ma ...
Broadcast & Film
November 26, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Talkback livestreamed on the CCP Facebook page
Twenty months after it closed down its theatres and other venues, the Cultural Center of the Philippines ushers in the better normal for its patrons and audiences through the special screenings of select feature and documentary films celebrating Filipino excellence. Collectively known as “WAGI! Celebration of Filipino Excellence,” all the special screenings will happen at 7pm, at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater). WAGI! Opened on November 5 with Ramona Diaz’s documentary “A Thousand Cuts” to honor Maria Ressa, the first Filipina Nobel laureate.
On November 26, Filipino pride and excellence in sports takes the spotlight in the special screening of GMA 7 documentary “Team Pilipinas.” Produced by broadcast journalist Atom Araullo, the docu film honors the athletes who represented the Philippines and bagged medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Highlighting the Philippines’ best Olympic performance since 1924, the documentary draws attention to weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz who is the first Filipino to bring home an Olympic gold medal, boxer Nesthy Petecio who is the first Filipino woman boxer to win an Olympic silver medal, boxer Carlo Paalam who won the silver in the men’s flyweight division, and boxer Eumir Marcial who brought home a bronze medal in the men’s middleweight division.