The Kingmaker, Imelda Marcos

An extraordinary look into the controversial political career of Imelda Marcos.

Time & Tickets

As the former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos is best known for her opulent lifestyle, but it was her behind-the-scenes influence of her husband’s presidency that rocketed her to the global political forefront. While Marcos herself constantly advertises her own virtue, activists and political opponents talk about the devastating corruption in the Philippines. The contrast with Imelda’s proud, patriotic story becomes increasingly painful. THE KINGMAKER shows how money and power sustain each other, and how dark history repeats itself.

A journey through the Marcos family’s long history of corruption, extravagance and brutality, this documentary tells a cautionary tale of a powerful female leader whose questionable sense of reality divided a nation.

Lauren Greenfield, Denemark, USA, 2019, 101 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles.
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