Call Her Ganda - Film Screening

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    Thursday, October 11th

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    An official community screening of CALL HER GANDA and educational discussion on the root causes of violence against trans and cisgender women in Philippine society.

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    Gabriela Los Angeles Invites You To a Screening of


    A Film by PJ Raval

    Thursday, October 11th – 7:00 PM

    Doors Open at 6:30 PM


    Casa Roja, 1251 S. St. Andrews Pl, Los Angeles 90019

    Women in Poverty vs. US Military/Imperialism

    Justice for Jennifer Laude 

    Endorsed by Veterans For Peace

    Synopsis: This important film shows the impunity of the USA Visiting Forces Agreement:
    When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, 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 US imperialism. 

    Call Her Ganda the film about the murder of a transgender woman by a US sailor, his conviction in Pilipino courts and subsequent refusal of the Navy to release him to serve time in a Pilipino prison is showing on the anniversary of her death in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and on Oct. 17 in Washington DC. The film makers are asking for VFP to Co-Sponsor if possible and to promote this film. I have seen it and it is excellent. I encourage you to go see it and contact Set

    Jennifer Laude was a 26 year-old trans Filipina who was brutally murdered by Joseph Scott Pemberton, an on-duty U.S. marine, in October 11, 2014 in Olongapo City, Philippines. 

    On this four year anniversary of Jennifer Laude’s murder, join us for a community discussion and screening of Call Her Ganda, a documentary that sheds light on the life of Jennifer Laude and her family’s struggle for justice. 

    Unfortunately, Jennifer’s death is just one example of the widespread violence committed against Filipina women today, as their rights, wellbeing, and safety are sacrificed in the name of unequal military agreements and trade agreements with the United States.

    Unless we end the root causes of these forms of violence (U.S. imperialism and the widespread corruption in Philippine society), such human rights violations and violence against women and children will continue to worsen in the Philippines. So in honor of Jennifer and for the future of all trans and cisgender Filipina women, let us RISE against trans-misogyny and violence against women, RESIST US militarization, and UNITE for the liberation, safety, and self-determination for all women!
    #BabaeAko #LalabanAko #Justice4JenniferLaude


    Call Her Ganda trailer and a short clip: 

    Call Her Ganda (Dir. & Prod. PJ Raval) was an official selection of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, 2018 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Best Documentary Grand Jury Award Winner at the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and Grand Jury Best Documentary Special Mention at Outfest 2018


    Casa Roja
    1251 S. St. Andrews Pl
    Los Angeles, CA

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