Call Her Ganda

Directed by PJ Raval

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. An Unraval Pictures Production.

Status: Complete

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About the team

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PJ RAVAL (Director/Producer) is an award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer whose work explores the overlooked subcultures and identities within the already marginalized LGBTQ+ community. Named one of Out Magazine's "Out 100" and FILMMAKER Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film," PJ’s film credits include TRINIDAD (Showtime, LOGO) and BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, which follows the lives of three gay senior men, described by indieWIRE as "a crucial new addition to the LGBT doc canon." BEFORE YOU KNOW IT screened theatrically and broadcast premiered as the season finale of AMERICA REFRAMED on PBS, and was recently awarded the National Gay and Lesbian Journalist Association Excellence in Documentary Award 2016. Also an accomplished cinematographer, PJ shot the Academy Award-nominated Best Documentary TROUBLE THE WATER. PJ is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, 2016 Firelight Media Fellow, and a 2017 Robert Giard Fellow.

Victoria Chalk (Editor) has 10 years of post production experience. Exercising her aesthetic eye and writing skills in narrative, doc and commercial projects, she gets satisfaction from using these different platforms to further develop her craft. She has edited critically acclaimed projects including: VIVRE, JUSQU’AU BOUT... (2010) Rhode Island International FF Winner, CNC Prix de Qualité, and OVARIAN PSYCOS (SXSW 2016, Hotdocs). Victoria was assistant editor on PJ Raval’s BEFORE YOU KNOW IT (2013). Chalk attended the 2013 and 2015 Sundance Edit and Story Lab as contributing editor.

Producers
Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala
Marty Syjuco
Lisa Valencia-Svensson

Executive Producers
Jim Butterworth
Daniel J. Chalfen
Abigail E. Disney
Gini Reticker
Barbara Dobkin

Co-Producers
Sara Giustini
Curran Nault

Co-Executive Producers
Jean Tsien
Jessica Devaney
Anya Rous
James Costa


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