The Kingmaker
2019
****½
Director: Lauren Greenfield
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An entertaining and captivating documentary on the stranglehold the Marcos family has on the Philippines, with the focus on Imelda Marcos, an almost comically unrepentant and oblivious prima donna. After 21 years as president/dictator, Ferdinand Marcos and his family fled the country in 1986. Five years later, the widowed Imelda Marcos and her children were welcomed back to the country, despite stealing an estimated 10 billion dollars of the state’s money. The family’s story comes full circle in 2016, when Imelda is campaigning for her son Bongbong, who is running to become vice president.