Skip to main content

Call Her Ganda

Directed by PJ Raval

Documentary / Philippines / Documentary / 93 mins / English, Tagalog with English subtitles / Color / Digital / Philadelphia Premiere

Call Her Ganda

Lightbox Film Center
November 10, 2018 3:30 pm Buy Tickets

Description

When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina trans woman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case—an activist attorney (Virgie Suarez), a transgender journalist (Meredith Talusan) and Jennifer’s mother (Julita “Nanay” Laude)-—galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism.

A modern David and Goliath story, Call Her Ganda fuses personal tragedy, human rights activism, and the little-known history and complex aftermath of U.S. imperial rule in the Philippines, forging a visually daring and profoundly human, geopolitical investigative exposé.

Dates & Times

Call Her Ganda

Lightbox Film Center
November 10, 2018 3:30 pm Buy Tickets