Alex Sangha produced an award-winning documentary film called My Name Was January.
The official trailer is only 2 minutes and 5 seconds and you can view it here:
My Name Was January is a true story
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.
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)
- 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.
Alternative Film Festival
Best North American Documentary
(Event Date: September 17, 2018)
Best Shorts Competition
Award of Recognition – LGBT
La Jolla, California
(Event Date: September 18, 2018)
Aphrodite Film Awards
Best Documentary Short Film
New York City
(Event Date: September 29, 2018)
Los Angeles Film Awards
Best LGBTQ Film
(Event Date: October 11, 2018)
LA Shorts Awards
Best Documentary – Gold Award
(Event Date: October 13, 2018)
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