My Name Was January
DirectorsElina Gress Lenee Son
ProducersSher Vancouver Alex Sangha Ash Brar
SubjectsDiversity Education Gender Studies Health LGBTQ+
- Release Date 2019
- Running Time 25.5 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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When a trans sister, January Marie Lapuz, is brutally murdered in her own home, a community reacts. Her friends and other trans women of colour come to voice their issues, concerns, and challenges. This is the story of January, a friend, a daughter, a person who was seen as a bright light in the lives of many. It 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.
Award(s): Gold Award for Best Documentary, LA Shorts Festival; Best Short Documentary, Aphrodite Shorts Awards (NYC); Best LGBTQ Film, Los Angeles Film Awards; Best Short Film, West Coast Film Awards (Malibu); Award of Recognition, Best Short Film Awards, La Jolla CA.
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