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Award-winning docu ‘The Kingmaker’ stream on iWant postponed

/ 11:03 AM May 16, 2020
Imelda Marcos

This image released by Showtime shows Imelda Marcos from the documentary “The Kingmaker.” Image: Lauren Greenfield/Showtime via AP

The broadcast of “The Kingmaker,” a critically acclaimed documentary tackling the controversial history of Imelda Marcos, on ABS-CBN’s video streaming service iWant has been postponed.

The delay is due to what the streaming service said is the adjustments in its programming schedule. In a Twitter post on Twitter yesterday, May 15,  iWant said a new release date will be posted on its social media accounts.

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“The Kingmaker” was supposed to be made available online alongside another award-winning documentary “Sunday Beauty Queen” on the same day.

“The Kingmaker” director Lauren Greenfield earlier yesterday revealed that she also just learned of the postponement and that she has made the documentary available via transactional video on demand  (TVOD) service on other platforms.

“ABS-CBN just informed us of their decision to postpone today’s broadcast of THE KINGMAKER on iWant to a later date. As such, we are making the film available immediately on TVOD to all via Vimeo at vimeo.com/ondemand/theki and on Apple TV at apple.co/2WvfsIT,”  she said on Twitter.

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‘The Kingmaker” last year bagged the audience award for best documentary film at the Warsaw International Film Festival.

The award-winning documentary was first shown in the country last January at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the University of the Philippines Film Institute.

“The Kingmaker” chronicles the history of the former first lady of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and their family’s rise and fall, as well as their apparent attempt to once again rise in the Philippines’ political sphere.  /ra

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