Film Review: Call Her Ganda (2018) by Pj Raval

Following the case against the Us Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton for killing Jennifer Laude, and the consequences of his deed with an engaged yet not biased eye, “Call her Ganda” demonstrates film-maker’s stance, as well as capacity to build a coherent and comprehensive narration. It leaves an important report that is still just a piece of a large puzzle

She was born Jeffrey Laude, died Jennifer Laude, but since she was a child, she called herself “Ganda” – pretty, beautiful – and required to be called that. Her death by hands of a Us Marine lead to protests not only by the members of transgender community, but also to vehement questioning of the Us – Philippines relation.

Call Her Ganda” is screening at San Diego Asian Film Festival (Sdaff)

In October 2014, Jennifer Laude, a transgender woman in her twenties, went out with her friend Barbie to the Ambyanz disco bar in Olongapo.
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