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Sunday Beauty Queen Screening and Masterclass by the Filmmaker

Baby Ruth Villarama is a documentary journalist from the Philippines. She began doing international co-productions producing works for National Geographic Channel, NHK, EuroNews and British Council. She co-founded Voyage Studios & DokyuPeeps, which give voices to independent stories and filmmakers in the region by collaborating and connecting opportunities to grow as storytellers. She's a Chevening scholar who aspires to champion more SE Asian films reaching a more global audience.

Sunday Beauty Queen: Beneath Hong Kong's glittering facade, Filipinas working as domestic helpers work in relative anonymity and for near slave wages. In a beauty pageant like no other in the world, five helpers give themselves makeovers for a day and gleefully reclaim their dignity.

In this masterclass, Baby Ruth shared everything from her process in research, co-productions, production and distribution.  This interactive discussion also covered the factors in promotion for ASEAN documentaries.


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