Call Her Ganda | Denver Film Society | PJ Raval | USA

Call Her Ganda

PJ Raval

English, Filipino, TagalogEnglish SubtitlesUSA201897 min


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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)

Sponsored By:

DenverFilmFestival DenverFilmFestival
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

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