Remarkable Women: Film producer uses craft to tackle social issues

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Posted at Mar 25 2019 11:49 PM | Updated as of Mar 26 2019 05:42 PM

MANILA - Another remarkable woman story in celebration of the International Women's Month.

ANC's "Talkback" sat down with Kara Magsano-Alikpala, a film producer who uses her craft to shed light on various social issues, including the struggles of the LGBTQ sector.

In 2018, Magsanoc-Alikpala produced a documentary on Jennifer Laude, a transwoman murdered at the hands of an American soldier.

Laude's case, as shown in the documentary film "Call Her Ganda," tackles the persistence of transphobia in the Philippines.

"The baggage of the narrative Pemberton and Laude were carrying, are stuff they weren't even aware of. They carried the baggage of some people's bias against LGBT, tendency towards hate crime, and even inequality of Philippines-US relations, which bore down on both of them during that conflict," she said.

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"Call Her Ganda" is nominated for best documentary in the 2019 FAMAS Awards, the oldest award-giving body for film in the Philippines.

It will also have its US broadcast premiere via PBS later this year.