New Docs: Call Her Ganda (2018)
Location: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh (Map it)
New Docs: Call Her Ganda
PJ Raval, 2018, USA/Philippines, DCP, 98 min
This documentary examines the 2014 murder of Jennifer Laude, a transgender Filipina woman killed by an American Marine, and the struggle for justice waged by her family, friends, lawyers, and investigative journalist Meredith Talusan. Confronting homophobia, colonialism, and the unjust laws of jurisdiction enjoyed by American armed forces in the Philippines, Call Her Ganda tells a powerful story with ingenuity and compassion. Documentary director PJ Raval in person.
Co-presented with the MFA in Documentary Media and the Northwestern Women’s Center.