Call Her Ganda (2018)

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When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case--Virgie Suarez, an activist attorney; Meredith Talusan, a transgender journalist; and Julita Nanay, Jennifer's mother--galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of US imperialism.

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

Call Her Ganda works best when it's focused on Laude and the case of her murder, an overwhelming showcase of empathy and persistence in the face of American racism and transmisogyny

Oct 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Even with its stumbling nature... "Call Her Ganda" is still a valiant effort to fuse inquiry, testimony, heart and protest in dealing with its complex intertwining of facts and issues.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

"My life has value," Ms. Laude once declared. She was right, and this film takes that truth to heart.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

With access to only one side of its central conflict, and a scattershot approach that skims over key details and points of interest, this well-intentioned documentary leaves audiences feeling like they're only getting part of a much larger story.

Apr 24, 2018 | Full Review…
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As suspenseful as it is moving.

Apr 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Following one of the most gut-wrenching events in the history of the Filipino trans movement, Call Her Ganda is a staggering and thought-provoking documentary on the epidemic of violence against LGBTQ people.

Nov 3, 2018 | Rating: 8 | Full Review…

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