This master class will survey PJ Raval’s award-winning feature documentary career. Learn how PJ’s personal upbringing and career as a cinematographer and music video director has informed PJ’s artistic sensibilities and visual approach. We will cover film industry challenges making LGBTQ+ work and discuss the question, “Who is telling whose story?”
Wed, 15 August 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
InFocus Film School
306 Abbott Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2K9
*This venue is not wheelchair accessible
DOC BC/CMPA members: FREE
Student/Low Income: $5
Note: Water is provided, but please bring your own water bottle to reduce waste.
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PJ Raval is an award‐winning filmmaker and cinematographer whose work explores the overlooked subcultures and identities within the already marginalized LGBTQ+ community. Named one of Out Magazine’s “Out 100”, PJ’s film credits include TRINIDAD (Showtime, LOGO) and BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, which follows the lives of three gay senior men, described by indieWIRE as “a crucial new addition to the LGBT doc canon.” BEFORE YOU KNOW IT screened theatrically and broadcast premiered as the season finale of AMERICA REFRAMED on PBS, and was awarded the National Gay and Lesbian Journalist Association Excellence in Documentary Award 2016. PJ recently completed CALL HER GANDA which follows the events surrounding Jennifer Laude, a trans woman who was discovered dead in a motel room in Olongapo City, Philippines with the prime suspect being a US Marine. CALL HER GANDA world premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and recently won the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Best Documentary Audience Award at Toronto Inside Out and the Grand Jury Award Special Mention at Outfest. Also an accomplished cinematographer, PJ shot the Academy Award‐nominated Best Documentary TROUBLE THE WATER. PJ is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, 2016 Firelight Media Fellow, and a 2017 Robert Giard Fellow.