Appearances

Alex can be booked to deliver a screening and discussion of his award-winning documentary My Name Was January,

SYNOPSIS

When a trans sister, January Marie Lapuz, is brutally murdered in her own home, a community reacts and her friends and other trans women of colour come to share and voice their issues, concerns, and challenges. January was seen as a bright light in the lives of many. This is the story of January, a friend, a daughter, a person. This film will not only bring justice to January, but to all the women who have lost their lives. January had a beautiful soul, and now part of her soul rests in each and every one of us.

OFFICIAL TRAILER 

 

FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

My Name Was January has garnered 8 award winners, 2 finalists, 3 semi-finalists, and 26 official selections to date.

AWARD WINNERS

  • Award of Recognition – LGBT, Best Shorts Competition, La Jolla, California
  • Best Documentary Short Film, Aphrodite Film Awards, New York City
  • Best LGBTQ Film, Los Angeles Film Awards, Los Angeles
  • Best Documentary – Gold Award, LA Shorts Awards, Los Angeles
  • Best Picture- Short Film – Gold Award, West Coast Film Awards, Malibu, California
  • Best Poster Art, West Coast Film Awards, Malibu, California
  • Award of Exceptional Merit – LGBT, Depth of Field International Film Festival, Nassau, Delaware, USA
  • Best GLBT Short, Directors Circle Festival of Shorts, Erie, Pennsylvania

FINALIST

  • Best Featurette, Southern States Indie Fan Film Fest, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
  • Finalist (Gold) in the Canadian Shorts Category, Canada Shorts – Canadian and International Short Film Fest, Saint John, New Brunswick

SEMI-FINALIST

  • Best North American Documentary, Alternative Film Festival, Toronto
  • Best Woman Filmmaker, Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, Los Angeles
  • Best Foreign Short, Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, Los Angeles

For more information on My Name Was January check out the Press Kit and Discussion Guide below:

Press Kit for My Name Was January

Discussion Guide for My Name Was January

 

BOOKINGS

To make a booking or for further information please email: alexsangha@gmail.com

 

Previous and Upcoming Speaking Engagements

 

Guest Speaker –  Screening and Discussion of Documentary Film, My Name Was January

March 2, 2019

Cross Border Conference – Surrey Teacher’s Association

North Surrey Secondary School

Surrey,  B.C.

 

Panelist –  Screening and Discussion of Documentary Film, My Name Was January

February 28, 2019

Metro Vancouver Premiere of My Name Was January

SFU Surrey – Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

Surrey, B.C.

 

Guest Speaker –  Screening and Discussion of Documentary Film, My Name Was January

February 20, 2019

Health Sciences Association (HSA) Social Justice Day

HSA Head Office

New Westminster, B.C.

 

Panelist –  History of LGBTQ+ Activism in Surrey

November 27, 2018

Department of History

Simon Fraser University

Surrey, B.C.

 

Guest Speaker –  Screening and Discussion of Documentary Film, My Name Was January

November 8, 2018

SOWK 320  – Anti-Racist and Cross-Cultural Social Work Knowledge and Practice

University of the Fraser Valley

Abbotsford, B.C.

 

Guest Speaker –  Screening and Discussion of Documentary Film, My Name Was January

October 15, 2018

GSWS 1101  – Contemporary Issues in Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies

Douglas College

New Westminster, B.C.

 

Guest Speaker –  Screening and Discussion of Documentary Film, My Name Was January

October 11, 2018

SOCI 2240 – Women In Society

Douglas College

New Westminster, B.C.

 

Featured Presenter

January 9, 2016

UBC Student Leadership Conference

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, B.C.

 

The DOSTI Project

October 15, 2015

Social Justice 12

North Delta Secondary School

Delta, B.C.

 

The DOSTI Project

April 2, 2014

Social Justice 12

Langley Education Centre

Langley, B.C.

 

The DOSTI Project

March 5, 2014

Social Justice 12

Tamanawis Secondary School

Surrey, B.C.

 

The DOSTI Project

November 24, 2013

Social Justice 12

North Delta Secondary School

Delta, B.C.

 

Telling Our Stories

October 9, 2013

George Mackie Library

Delta, B.C.

 

Author Reading

September 22, 2010

George Mackie Library

Delta, B.C.

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