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Call Her Ganda: Film Screening and Resources on Gender Violence, Imperialism and the Jennifer Laude case in the Philippines

On October 28, 20201, we hosted a live screening of the film Call Her Ganda. During the screening we had live commentary from Judith Mirkinson, President of the “Comfort Women” Justice Coalition and Cofounder, Gabriela Network and Victoria Reyes, Assistant Professor, Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside followed by a Q&A. 

To watch Call Her Ganda:


Call Her Ganda Q&A:

Call Her Ganda film description:

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, a transgender journalist and Jennifer’s mother-galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of US imperialism.

Messages from Judith Mirkinson and Victoria Reyes (coming soon):

Learn More:

Select Resources on imperialism, gender violence, and the Jennifer Laude case in the Philippines

  • Reyes, Victoria. (2020). Global borderlands: Fantasy, violence, and empire in Subic Bay, Philippines. Stanford University Press. Link.
  • Women’s Media Center. (2020). “Me Love You No More: The Killing of Jennifer Laude, TransPinay.” Link.
  • Capozzola, C. (2014). “The Killing of Jennifer Laude and US-Philippines Relations.” The Diplomat26. Link.
  • Velasco, G. K. (2020). “Queer and Trans Necropolitics in the Afterlife of US Empire.” Amerasia Journal46(2), 238-252.
  • Teehankee, J. C. (2021). “The Philippines in 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic Threatens Duterte’s Populist Legacy.” Asian Survey61(1), 130-137. Link.
  • Abad, Michelle. (2020). TIMELINE: The Killing of Jennifer Laude and Release of Joseph Scott Pemberton.  Rappler. Link.


Utah Film Center, Asian American Student Association (AASA), Center for Equity and Student Belonging, Asian Pacific Islanders American Advocates Utah (OCA), Gender-Based Violence Consortium, Asia Center, Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Utah Chapter

Last Updated: 11/15/21