documentaries

The kingmaker

With intimate access to the Marcos family, witness their improbable return to power in the Philippines. This film explores the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime and chronicles Imelda's present-day push to help her son, Bongbong, with the vice-presidency. To this end, Imelda confidently rewrites her family's history of corruption, replacing it with a narrative of a matriarch's extravagant love for her country.

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Nailed it

In virtually every city, state and strip mall across the U.S., women get their nails done in salons likely owned by Vietnamese entrepreneurs. How did this community come to dominate an $8 billion dollar nail economy? Nailed It takes viewers from Los Angeles to the Bronx to meet the diverse people and relationships behind this booming and enigmatic trade. Uncover the real history of the Vietnamese nail salon!

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Recreating 1960s Singaporean Fashion

Singlish and being kiasu are the hallmarks of being Singaporean today, but what about back in the late 1960s, when Singapore was just finding its feet as an independent nation? For his new photo series celebrating Singapore, photographer Jayden Tan attempts to understand just that – but through fashion. From finding out about a unique pageant costume called the Cheongarong, to learning about Singapore’s very own 'Christian Dior of the East', Jayden dives into the wild and colorful world of local fashion in the late 1960s, and discovers one glorious fact – that Singaporeans back then, ladies and gentlemen, were most certainly not boring.

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