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Sunday Beauty Queen | New Filipino Cinema 2017 Courtesy the distributor
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)