You Can Watch Sunday Beauty Queen for Free Starting This Week

The 2016 documentary film is set to be released on YouTube!

( In case you missed local documentary film Sunday Beauty Queen during its theatrical release at the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival, now's your chance to watch it for free! The film is set to be released online as announced by its official Facebook page as well as by producer Chuck Gutierrez via Twitter on May 11. It will be available to watch on YouTube starting May 15!

The documentary, directed by Baby Ruth Villarama, follows a group of domestic workers in Hong Kong (Hazel Perdid, Maylyn Jacobo, and Cherrie Mae Bretaña among others) as they prepare to take part in a beauty pageant. The film tackles the struggles and stereotypes of overseas Filipinos workers as they attempt to build a life for themselves in a foreign land while also supporting their families back home. The title refers to the fact that domestic workers are given Sundays off in Hong Kong, thus able to engage in other activities outside of their jobs—in this case, beauty pageants with fellow OFWs. Sunday Beauty Queen first premiered at the Wide Angle documentary competition at the 21st Busan International Film Festival in 2016.


No formal announcement has been made on which YouTube channel the film will be made available. In the meantime, check out the documentary film's trailer below:

For more information, log on to Sunday Beauty Queen's Facebook page.

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