We all know Atom Araullo as a talented guy. He poses for magazine covers, does live reports right in the middle of Tacloban during Typhoon Yolanda, gives tips on how to survive a sinking boat (complete with video), and he’s also entered acting and directing. He’s currently shooting a film with legendary filmmaker Mike de Leon, and his documentary, Warmer, has bagged two awards at the New York Festivals Television & Film Awards!
His documentary on climate change won the Bronze World Medal in the Climate Change & Sustainability category, and the Silver United Nations Department of Public Information Special Award.
The former newscaster’s documentary is called Warmer, and is about global warming told through the perspective of two different countries. It focused on the Artex Compound, a town in Malabon submerged in chest-deep water for around a decade, and Norway, a country leading climate change prevention and adaptation efforts.
It is one of 12 entries from the Philippines, which covers a variety of topics from typhoons to education and the current war on drugs.
New York Festival’s World’s Best TV & Films competition awards the best programming about global trends from over 50 countries.
Atom Araullo is a noted journalist for ABS-CBN, but got his start as a reporter for the show 5 and Up. In August last year, he resigned from ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs to “explore other areas of media and to grow as a journalist.”
Congratulations to Atom for winning the awards!
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