Imelda Marcos documentary 'The Kingmaker' to be streamed on iWant


Posted at May 12 2020 03:36 PM

MANILA -- The critically acclaimed documentary about former First Lady Imelda Marcos will be shown on ABS-CBN's streaming service starting this month.

"The Kingmaker" by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield will premiere on May 15, according to a post on iWant's Facebook page on Monday. 


The 100-minute "The Kingmaker" explores the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime and examines the family’s improbable return to power in the Philippines.

It is the first documentary film to be invited to all four top festivals – Venice, Telluride, Toronto, and London – and has since garnered a Writers Guild Nomination, three Critics' Choice Nominations, and the Critics' Choice honor for the "Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary."

"The Kingmaker" made its national premiere last January through a screening at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.