Untitled Jennifer Laude Documentary


When 26?year?old Filipina transgender woman Jennifer Laude is found dead with her head plunged into a motel room toilet, police quickly identify the suspect as 19? year?old U.S. marine Joseph Scott Pemberton. Amidst a media storm and police inquiry, a grassroots movement arises to demand that Pemberton, held in U.S. custody, be tried in the Philippine court system. Untitled Jennifer Laude Documentary follows the ensuing trial and its aftermath, fusing together personal tragedy, human rights activism and the little known history of U.S. imperial rule in the Philippines, forging a profoundly humanistic geopolitical investigative thriller.


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