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POV: Call Her Ganda

Airs Monday, July 1, 2019 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV + Thursday, July 4 at 11 a.m. on KPBS 2


Credit: Courtesy of Courtesy of PJ Raval

Above: Julita "Nanay" Laude, mother of Jennifer Laude.

When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina trans woman, 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 U.S. imperialism.

"Call Her Ganda" was the Official Selection, at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

Trailer | Call Her Ganda

Three women pursue justice for Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transgender woman who was brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine. In galvanizing a political uprising, they take on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism.

“‘Call Her Ganda’ (“ganda” means “beautiful” in Tagalog) remains commendable for its focus on the case, and for its insistence that the crime against Ms. Laude not be forgotten.”Ken Jaworowski, The New York Times

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This film will stream online on in concurrence with its broadcast. Full episodes of POV are available to view on demand for a limited time after broadcast.

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POV is on Facebook, and you can follow @povdocs on Twitter. #CallHerGandaFilmPBS


Director: PJ Raval. Producers: Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala, Lisa Valencia-Svensson and Marty Syjuco. POV is American television’s longest-running documentary series. Co-production of American Documentary and the Center for Asian American Media.


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