Reaction Paper: Documentary about Imelda Marcos
Imelda Marcos: The Iron Butterfly of the Philippines
The former First Lady, Imelda Marcos, featured interestingly in a high profile documentary that had given wide information from her early life to her being the first lady. She is a woman of charm, grand and beauty.
The documentary revealed the extravagant life Imelda is living while the country is experiencing the opposite, poverty. She has her own dressmaker who made her several beautiful creations. Also, she owns more than 1000 pair of shoes. In fact, there is a museum in Marikina that filled with her shoes alone.
The Iron Butterfly of the Philippines has an unbelievable charm. Irving Berlin, a songwriter wrote “Heaven Help Philippines” for Imelda. Because of her charm, she was able to open doors for the Philippines in international negotiations.
In the film, it was also pointed that Imelda Marcos considers herself great and a brilliant lady that’s why she is clueless on why some people accused her of crimes.
The documentary really showed who Imelda Marcos is. She is really a unique and a complex woman.
2013-49566/Eva Piquerro Cuizon