Discusson Guide

Call Her Ganda: Discussion Guide

The Film: Participants and Key Issues

Key Film Participants

Jennifer “Ganda” Laude - transgender woman killed by an off-duty U.S. Marine

Julita “Nanay” Laude - the mother of Jennifer Laude

Naomi Fontanos - transgender Filipina activist

Harry Roque - attorney representing the Laude family

Virgie Suarez - lead attorney representing the Laude family

Meredith Talusan - transgender journalist covering the Laude case

Key Issues

Call Her Ganda offers insight into the lived experience of transgender people in the Philippines, as well as the legacy of U.S. imperialism in this former colony. It will be of special interest to people who want to explore the following topics:

Criminal justice

Discrimination

Economic colonialism

Economic inequality

Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA)

Gender-based violence (GBV)

Gender identity

Grassroots activism

Imperialism

International law

Journalism

Judicial system

LGBTQ issues

Media

Military

Mourning loss of family member

Poverty

Protest

Race and racism

Sexual orientation

Sex work

Social justice

Social media

Sovereignty

Transgender rights

Trauma

U.S. militarism

U.S.-Philippines relations

Violence

Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA)

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