My Name Was January

 

by Elina Gress/Lenee Son/Alex Sangha/Ash Brar

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.This is the story of January, a friend, a daughter, a person. January was seen as a bright light in the lives of many. 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.  (25:45-2018, Canada)

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Reviews of My Name Was January

– Hollywood North Magazine
– EURO FEST European International Film Festival
– CIFF-Cleveland International Film Festival

Please visit My Name Was January website for broader screening permissions

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