Baby Ruth Villarama is a documentary journalist from the Philippines. She began doing international co-productions producing works for National Geographic Channel, NHK, EuroNews and British Council. She co-founded Voyage Studios & DokyuPeeps, which give voices to independent stories and filmmakers in the region by collaborating and connecting opportunities to grow as storytellers. She's a Chevening scholar who aspires to champion more SE Asian films reaching a more global audience.
Sunday Beauty Queen: Beneath Hong Kong's glittering facade, Filipinas working as domestic helpers work in relative anonymity and for near slave wages. In a beauty pageant like no other in the world, five helpers give themselves makeovers for a day and gleefully reclaim their dignity.
In this masterclass, Baby Ruth shared everything from her process in research, co-productions, production and distribution. This interactive discussion also covered the factors in promotion for ASEAN documentaries.