When a U.S. Marine left a 26-year-old Filipina transgender woman, Jennifer Laude, for dead with her head plunged into a motel-room toilet, the murder investigation became an international human-rights crisis, set against the backdrop of American imperialism in the Philippines.
Director/co-producer PJ Raval (Trinidad, DFF31) follows three women as they pursue justice for Jennifer. There’s her mother Julita, a typically modest, reticent soul who must find her voice in protest. There’s Meredith, a transgender investigative journalist whose reporting brings the world’s attention to the case. And there’s Virgie, the prosecuting attorney who’s determined to tell Jennifer’s truth in a court of law. Raval’s fierce, piercingly emotional exposé examines their fate as they challenge some of the most powerful institutions in the world.
SUBTITLED (Foreign language with on-screen subtitles)
Producer: PJ Raval, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala, Marty Syjuco, Lisa Valencia-Svensson | Editor: Victoria Chalk | Cinematographer: Mike Simpson
Cast: Julita Serdoncillo Laude, Meredith Ramirez-Talusan, Virginia Lacsa Suarez, Naomi Fontanos
Additional Countries: Philippines