Call Her Ganda - Presented by CinemaQ - Best Of DFF41 | Denver Film Society | PJ Raval | Philippines

Call Her Ganda - Presented by CinemaQ - Best Of DFF41

PJ Raval

Documentary, LGBTQ, Political

Filipino, Tagalog, EnglishEnglish SubtitlesPhilippines201893 minWebsite


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Screens Tuesday, November 20th at 7pm in honor of Transgender Day Of Remembrance
One of our Best of DFF41 titles presented by CinemaQ

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.

Cinematographer: Mike Simpson | Screenwriter: Victoria Chalk, PJ Raval
Cast: Naomi Fontanos, Julita Laude, Virginia Lacsa Suarez
Additional Countries: USA