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16 December 2019
Lauren Greenfield interviews Imelda Marcos in this fascinating new documentary, which takes a look at the life of the former first lady of the Philippines and the controversies surrounding her husband’s dictatorship. Ben Rylan, Karen Krizanovich and Jason Solomons review.
16 December 2019
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