MANILA, Philippines – By now Jennifer Laude is known as a casualty of transphobia, a tragic figure who embodies the violence that continues to affect transwomen all over the world.
To remember the fourth anniversary of Jennifer’s death, DAKILA and the Youth Against Sexual Harassment (YASH) will be screening PJ Raval’s Call Her Ganda, a documentary that explores the story of Jennifer’s murder and the political and legal uproar that came in its wake.
The documentary’s subjects include Jennifer herself, Jennifer’s mother Julita, transgender writer and photographer Meredith Talusan, and labor rights lawyer Virgie Suarez, who represented Jennifer’s family in the murder trial alongside now presidential spokesman Harry Roque.
Call Her Ganda will be screened at 7pm at the University of the Philippines Film Insititute Cine Adarna on October 10, Wednesday. A candle-lighting ceremony will be held before the screening.
A panel discussion will follow the screening, with Atty. Suarez, Call Her Ganda producer Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala, and LGBT advocate Noami Fontanos, and Jennifer’s sister Malou Laude in attendance. – Rappler.com