From Leonard to Leona: Ah Kua No More


This documentary is about the life and work of Leona Lo. Born and raised in Singapore, Lo realized that she is a transgendered woman at the age of 12. Often a target of taunting by her peers because of her effeminate mannerism, Lo excelled in school and graduated from one of the top high schools in Singapore. However, during her national service, she had a breakdown and attempted suicide. Later she was sent by her parents to the University of York in England. Yearning to become a woman, she went to Thailand for her sex reassignment surgery during a winter break.

  • When: Thursday, April 3rd, 7:10 pm
  • Where: Cinemático Café
  • Country:  Singapore/USA – 2013
  • Length: 13 mins
  • Genre:  Documentary
  • Directors: Larry Tung
  • Rating: PG-13