WOWOW Co., Ltd.
WOWOW’s original documentary “WHO I AM Series” has been renewed and will be continued!
WOWOW Co., Ltd. has been broadcasting and distributing since 2016 as a joint project with the IPC (International Paralympic Committee), and has received a lot of acclaim both in Japan and overseas. Decided to add, renew and continue. A large-scale series that captures the brilliance of diverse personalities from all over the world, “This is me!”, will now be divided into two series: “Documentary Series WHO I AM Paralympics” and “Documentary Series WHO I AM LIFE.” The first will be broadcast and distributed in January 2023.
The documentary series WHO I AM Paralympics, which is a continuation of the series so far, features Renshi Chokai, who was the silver medalist in wheelchair basketball at the Tokyo Paralympic Games held last year and was selected as the MVP of the same tournament, as well as three other medalists from the same tournament. Appearance decision. In addition, the new series “Documentary Series WHO I AM LIFE” will feature three artists, including bionic pop artist Victoria Modesta, who is scheduled to perform in Japan in November.
Furthermore, in December of this year, a SP mini-documentary will be aired free of charge where you can get to know the characters. WOWOW WHO I AM PROJECT has so far held an event for inviting gold medalists, lectures by producers, turning videos into educational materials nationwide, making them into books and comics, holding photo exhibitions, launching the universal sports event “No Barrier Games”, , the general opening of WHO I AM HOUSE, the holding of a limited-time experience-based special exhibition “Yasakunai Museum”, and the holding of local events. In the future, we will expand our activities beyond sports and work on various developments.
In addition, comments have arrived from Andrew Parsons, President of the IPC (International Paralympic Committee), a project partner of the “Documentary Series WHO I AM Paralympics”.
-IPC (International Paralympic Committee): Comment from Chairman Andrew Parsons- We are very happy to continue our partnership with WOWOW.
Since the start of the WHO I AM series in 2016, 40 pairs of athletes from 25 countries have appeared. They became well known around the world, and many people learned about their lives, leading to the acquisition of new fan bases for Paralympic sports. In preparation for the Tokyo Olympics, WOWOW has conveyed the stories of many of the world’s top athletes in Japan through its wonderful efforts, raising interest in and interest in the Paralympics.
We hope that this partnership will prosper, expand and expand into new areas, including with the WeThe15 movement, which represents 1.2 billion people with disabilities, representing 15% of the world’s population. I hope.
-Program overview 1.-
IPC & WOWOW Documentary Series WHO I AM Paralympics
Start January 2023 (3 times in total)
The large-scale series “Paralympic Documentary Series WHO I AM”, which was launched in 2016 as a joint project of WOWOW and the IPC (International Paralympic Committee), has been renewed as “Documentary Series WHO I AM Paralympics”. . So far, we have approached 40 top athletes from 25 countries, and have been highly evaluated both in Japan and overseas, including an International Emmy Award nomination, the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Award for Best TV Sports, and the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Federation Award for Excellence 4 times. This is the series I got. The navigator and narrator will continue to be actor Hidetoshi Nishijima.
In addition, three medalists from the Tokyo Paralympics will appear in the latest season starting in January 2023. Japan’s Renshi Chokai, silver medalist in wheelchair basketball and MVP of the tournament, Germany’s Elena Krafsow, who won the long-awaited gold medal in swimming, and Norwegian, who set a new world record in the men’s 100m track and field and became the fastest Paralympian ever. Saloum Ageza Kashafari has been added to the lineup.
・Navigator & Narrator: Hidetoshi Nishijima
・Line-up: Renshi Chokai (Japan/Wheelchair basketball), Elena Krafsow (Germany/Swimming), Saloum Ageza Kashafari (Norway/Athletics) [Image 3
-Program overview 2.-
Documentary series WHO I AM LIFE
Start January 2023 (3 times in total)
In addition to the “Documentary Series WHO I AM Paralympics”, a new series “Documentary Series WHO I AM LIFE” will start. It will be a series that features a diverse lineup of artists, musicians, creators, and others who are active on the front lines of the entertainment world and go beyond the boundaries of sports. Bionic pop artist Victoria Modesta, who is scheduled to come to Japan in November, transgender and deaf artist Chela Mann, and autistic composer Michael Howell will appear.
Line-up: Victoria Modesta (bionic pop artist), Chela Man (artist), Michael Howell (composer)
The visuals of the lineup appearing in the WHO I AM series have been shot by Keiichi Nitta, an up-and-coming photographer who has visited various countries.
Right before the start! Documentary series WHO I AM Paralympics (3 episodes) 12/10 (Sat) and other free broadcasts
Right before the start! Documentary series WHO I AM LIFE (3 episodes) 12/16 (Friday) and other free broadcasts
Documentary series WHO I AM Paralympics (3 episodes) to start in January 2023 Documentary series WHO I AM LIFE (3 episodes)Starting January 2023 -All past series are now available-
Paralympic Documentary Series WHO I AM
All 40 works from season 1 to 5 are being distributed on WOWOW on demand -WOWOW WHO I AM PROJECT latest information-
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