War Sailors screening in Manila
From L to R: RAFTO Foundation for Human Rights ED Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt, Mme. Cathrine Lyster, Mrs. Helene Michaelsen, Norwegian Embassy in Manila Charge d’ Affaires Geir Michalsen, NTC Managing Director Jo Even Tomren, PNBC Managing Director Carl Martin Faannessen.

Celebrating our common maritime heritage through film

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila, Odfjell Philippines, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, host the premiere screening of War Sailor at the GSIS theater. War Sailor is a period drama movie that tells the story of merchant sailors caught in the middle of the sea during the second world war.

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The movie screening is an important part of the 75 years celebration of the bilateral relationship this year. The history of our nations are deeply rooted in maritime industry. We both have seafaring DNA in our ancestry: the Vikings from Norway and Austronesian roots of the Philippines.

“Seafaring traditions today are shaped by our common history. Norway and the Philippines are both part of the allied forces during the second world war, and we hope that this screening can be a source of inspiration to see Norway’s historical perspective in the maritime industry,”

War Sailor

“Movies shares a window to life beyond our everyday. It reflects our cultures,” he added.

CCP also featured a short film titled “Voyage to the Balangay” by Minda Ponce-Rodriguez a Cinemalaya short film about the voyage trip around the Philippines and Southeast Asia on board 3 replicas of an ancient boat.

War Sailor is the 2023 Official entry of Norway for the best international film category for the 95th academy award and is also part of the official selection for the Toronto International Film Festival 2022.

War Sailor is also available for streaming on Netflix.