Thursday 18.10.2018 at 7.30pm
Without the Filipino domestic workers the daily lives of many families in Hong Kong would break down. But the living conditions of these women are precarious: work all around the clock, bad treatment and the arbitrariness of employers are commonplace. Leo, an energetic lesbian, organizes beauty contests on the free Sundays. The meetings are not just fun, they are networking. Sunday Beauty Queen shows surprising strategies of self-empowerment in the face of the impositions of modern slavery.
Director: Baby Ruth Villarama
Hong Kong /Philippines 2016, 95 min.
Cantonese, English, Tagalong with English subtitles (OmeU)
Baby Ruth Villarama is a producer and director, known for Jazz in Love (2013), Sunday Beauty Queen (2016) and Little Azkals (2014). Her documentary feature Sunday Beauty Queen was rewarded with the Best Picture prize at the Metro Manila Film Festival. Baby Ruth Villarama teaches Film and Production Management at the UP Film Institute.