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