Buzzy Imelda Marcos documentary ‘The Kingmaker’ to stream free this May

<i>Screengrab from the film via Showtime / YouTube</i>
Screengrab from the film via Showtime / YouTube

Mark your calendars.

Controversial Imelda Marcos documentary The Kingmaker, which generated a lot of buzz since it premiered in the U.S. in 2019, will be free to view on streaming service iWant on May 15.

Yes, free. The catch? Well, you have to sign up.

The Laura Greenfield-directed film produced by Showtime has yet to be released in the Philippines, save for its limited screening at the Cultural Center of the Philippines early this year.

Read: Imelda Marcos documentary ‘The Kingmaker’ premieres at CCP

The nearly two-hour documentary puts a disquieting spotlight on Imelda’s efforts to rehabilitate the Marcos family’s image, despite being convicted of several graft charges, and the countless human rights violations that happened in the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ reign.

Greenfield follows Imelda’s campaign to help her son Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. ascend the vice-presidency in 2016, only to be beaten out by sitting Vice President Leni Robredo. Despite its critical look at the family, some have accused Imelda of taking advantage of the production to indulge her penchant for rewriting history.

Want to weigh in on the controversy and judge the film for yourself?

Here’s a quick look at the film, while you’re waiting to stream the documentary.

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