American originated documentary “The Kingmaker” has been banned from screening in the South Thailand region. This news was made official by Thida Polpalitkarnpim, the founder of the Documentary Club through her Facebook post about the documentary being scrapped off from the screens in Thailand. According to the officials, the reason behind the ban of the documentary is, that it’s the title and its posters were found to be controversial the and they were ‘not comfortable’ with the screening of the documentary in South Thailand.
The documentary is about the life of Imelda Marcos and her desire for restoring her family’s last glory, through her son. It also depicts Marcos’ extreme corruption, greed, and brutality in the times of her husband, Ferdinand Marcos’ regime.
The film has already hit the screens in other parts of the world including Venice, Mill Valley, London, Stockholm, El Gouna, Chicago, Hampton, and particularly Bangkok. She said that the documentary was released with ease and was watched by people for six weeks after it’s release. She added that the film was rated general when was applied for screening. However, in the southern parts of Thailand, the movie has been denied for screening because the authorities finding the title and the posters inappropriate, not the content of the documentary, and thus not made available for the audience to watch.