Documentary

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Alex Sangha produced an award-winning documentary film called My Name Was January.

OFFICIAL TRAILER

The official trailer is only 2 minutes and 5 seconds and you can view it here:

https://vimeo.com/292387515

My Name Was January is a true story

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 SPONSORS

Below are other official sponsors of the film to date who have generously provided financial support to help offset the production costs of the film:

  • BC Civil Liberties Association
  • BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU)
  • City of New Westminster
  • City of Surrey
  • Health Sciences Association of British Columbia (HSA)
  • Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group (KPIRG)
  • MoveUP
  • No Fear Counselling
  • Style Cuts by Narcy
  • UNIFOR BC Regional Council
  • UNIFOR Local 464
  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1518

FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

The film has been accepted into numerous film festivals since its first month of release in September 2018.

We have four award winners and one semi-finalist to date.

SEMI-FINALIST

Alternative Film Festival

Best North American Documentary

Toronto

(Event Date:  September 17, 2018)

AWARD WINNER

Best Shorts Competition

Award of Recognition – LGBT

La Jolla, California

(Event Date: September 18, 2018)

 

AWARD WINNER

Aphrodite Film Awards

Best Documentary Short Film

New York City

(Event Date:  September 29, 2018)

AWARD WINNER

Los Angeles Film Awards

Best LGBTQ Film

Los Angeles

(Event Date:  October 11, 2018)

AWARD WINNER

LA Shorts Awards

Best Documentary – Gold Award

Los Angeles

(Event Date:  October 13, 2018)

DISTRIBUTION

The film has been picked up for distribution by a local social justice non-profit distributor, Moving Images Distribution of Vancouver.

Moving Images will distribute the film to the educational market and the general public in Canada.

A teacher’s discussion guide has been developed to go with the film

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