This Monday, October 22, 2018 at the Landmark inside the Westside Pavilion, the International Documentary Association (IDA) is hosting a free screening of PJ Raval’s illuminating CALL HER GANDA at 7:00pm. The documentary follows the aftermath of the brutal murder of Filipina trans woman Jennifer Laude by a U.S. Marine.
Includes a post-screening moderated Q&A with Director PJ Raval. Moderated by filmmaker Arthur Dong.
This is an encore screening as it returns to Los Angeles as part of the IDA series.
Westside Pavilion’s the Landmark is located at 10850 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. 90064.
PJ Raval is an award‐winning filmmaker whose work explores the overlooked subcultures and identities within the already marginalized LGBTQ+ community. Named one of Out Magazine’s “Out 100”, 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, and was awarded the National Gay and Lesbian Journalist Association Excellence in Documentary Award 2016.
Most recently PJ completed CALL HER GANDA which follows the events surrounding Jennifer Laude, a trans woman who was discovered dead in a motel room in Olongapo City, Philippines with the prime suspect being a US Marine. CALL HER GANDA world premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and since then has picked up several awards including the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and Best Documentary Audience Award at Toronto Inside Out. CALL HER GANDA released theatrically this fall and was hailed by the Hollywood Reporter as, “Heartbreaking and inspirational.”
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.