Call Her Ganda
First screened in September 2018
Director: PJ Raval. Documentary about a transgender Filipina sex worker almost certainly murdered by a U.S. marine, and the ongoing attempts to bring justice to her case and her community. Interview subjects include Meredith Talusan, Julita Laude, Virginia Lacsa Suarez, and Naomi Fontanos.

Twitter Capsule: Brings valuable attention to a loaded case but flails badly in so many areas of story, editing, and point of view.

VOR:   At least it raises vital issues about U.S. imperial control over foreign jurisprudence and of vulnerability among trans women and sex workers.

Photo © 2018 Breaking Glass Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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