Untitled Victoria 'Manalo' Draves Project 

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Victoria "Manalo" Draves was born in San Francisco to a Filipino father and an English mother at a time of segregation and when interracial marriage was illegal. Victoria faced prejudice in... See full summary »

Writers:

Jonathan Jordan (screenplay by), Georgina Tolentino (idea)

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Status: Pre-production | See complete list of  »
Comments: Making final talent attachments
Updated: 7 June 2018
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Georgina Tolentino Georgina Tolentino ... Victoria 'Manalo' Draves
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Victoria "Manalo" Draves was born in San Francisco to a Filipino father and an English mother at a time of segregation and when interracial marriage was illegal. Victoria faced prejudice in training, having the pools drained after she swam. Her Filipino father not being allowed to enter the all white building to watch her compete, yet she focused on the work and of not what America was, but what it should be. Despite this adversity, Vicki represented the United States in the first post-WWII Olympics, becoming the first woman ever to win two gold medals in diving at the 1948 London Games. Victoria was not allowed to use "Manalo" instead Taylor (her mother's maiden name) that would reveal her Filipino heritage and asked to pretend she was Hawaiian. After a diving meet when her father was not allowed to enter, she focused her well received performance in diving. When a reporter asked what her name was she said "Manalo" and defined her English Filipino heritage. "Manalo" in Tagalog (... Written by Georgina Tolentino

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Taglines:

Manalo means "to win"

Genres:

Biography | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Icarus Film Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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