Sunday Beauty Queen | New Filipino Cinema 2017

When
Event has passed (Thu Aug 17, 2017 - Sun Aug 27, 2017)
Where
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Screening Room
Time
2PM
Cost
$10
Tags
Movies, Film Festival, Film Screening

Description

Beneath Hong Kong’s glittering facade, nearly two hundred thousand Filipinas are domestic workers living in relative anonymity with their employers.

They work twenty-four hours a day, six days a week, with only Sunday off. In a beauty pageant like no other, five women give themselves makeovers for a day and gleefully reclaim their dignity. The film documents the lives of these hardworking Filipinas as they escape once a week from their foreign employers and take a break from a life far away from home. (2016, 94 min)

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