Headline News of kidnapping and rape continue to be the norm on Guam, a United States Territory. Each Thursday, join Tricia Santos-Lujan, writer and producer of ENOUGH: The Monique Baza Story, as she weaves you through the life of Monique Baza and uncovers the beginnings of the #GuamENOUGH movement.
On October 2012, Monique Baza was abducted, beaten, raped and escaped to face her attacker's in court. It was then that she began to see the many flaws in the court system and its lack of compassion for victims. She saw the unjustifiable releases of several career criminals and felt powerless as they continued to go on and commit even more heinous crimes. Fed up, she broke with cultural norm and ended her silence. She appealed to the public and together, they rallied the government for change. Learn more about this story and become part of the movement.
"The Monique Baza Story" Concept Trailer
"The Monique Baza Story"
Our goal in producing this docudrama
Share the inspiring story of Monique Baza and her fight to end violence against women on Guam.
Create awareness. Guam is currently going through a crisis. The rate of “reported” sexual assaults against women is second highest in the nation, only second to that of Alaska. We have yet to touch on the “unreported” sexual assaults. Per capita, Guam ranks the highest in the nation! These figures are startling.
Provoke Change. We are confident this film will ignite a chord with our audience provoking positive action with the local community; creating a community that will become more cognizant of these acts against women. It is our hope that victims will take-in Monique’s story and find their own strength in coming forward and reporting their attackers.
Meet The Team
Survivor & Advocate
A survivor of sexual assault and an outspoken advocate, Monique Baza is the leading voice for victims on Guam and frequently contacted by policy makers to aide in law reform as it pertains to the rights of victims. Monique is Co-Founder and Vice President of the Guam Family Justice Center Alliance (GFJCA), a non-profit organization that will provide one-stop and services and resources to survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse on the island.
Monique's passion to advocate for others stems from the inexcusable way she was treated as a silent victim herself. She felt compelled to step forward and make her story public. Monique's plea to the community to act would spark an island wide outcry for island leaders and the elected Attorney General to change the existing state of affairs.
Monique currently lives with her husband and three boys on Guam. She attended George Washington High School and is a graduate of the University of Guam where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and a Master's degree in Public Administration. Prior to her advocacy, Monique was a high school teacher and served two tours of duty to Afghanistan and Kuwait with the 44 Aerial Port Squadron, US Air Force. She continues to give keynotes, lectures, workshops, and panel discussions regarding victims' rights throughout Guam.
TRICIA SANTOS LUJIAN
Writer, Producer, Actor
Storyteller, Producer, Actor, Army Veteran, Wife, Tricia was born and raised on Guam throughout the 80's and 90's graduating from Southern High School. She relocated to New York City for a solid decade attending Fordham University, and graduating with a degree in Business Administration. While in NYC, she studied acting at the Herbert Berghof Studios and was cast in several principal roles in both stage plays as well as independent films.
In 2014, Tricia returned to Guam to visit with family. While there she taught Actor's Workshops at the Guam Veterans Center in an effort to help veterans escape life's struggles that come in the aftermath of service in combat zones. Tricia was invited to speak at that years Women's Veterans' Conference. It was there that she was introduced and immediately connected with Monique Baza and began writing the screenplay of her story. It was evident at that time, that the issues Monique was tackling was slowly becoming a movement.
Now living in Germany while her husband, SFC Donny Lujan, finishes his tour of duty with the US Army, she is raising their 3 rambunctious children (and Award-winning American Bulldog's). Tricia continues ta hone her acting craft and recently, narrated and produced an audiobook: The Billionaires Blizzard, written by Penelope Spark, available across most major audiobook platforms.
CARINA ROSE FEJERANG
Carina is a REALTOR® and Real Estate Agent with RealtyOne Pacific. Additionally, she is the Marketing Director for Guamology Inc. She provides consulting and business planning services through her business "Motivational Planning" that has assisted many businesses in its formation and development direction. She was awarded first place for Shell Livewire's first business planning competition and later was First Hawaiian Bank's Business Woman of the Year Nominee. She is the current President of the Guam Family Justice Center Alliance, the Project Coordinator for PWC Roots and Wings Project, the Parliamentarian for Guam Wrestling Association and a current member and Past President of the Guam Women's Club. Carina was nominated as a Guam Business Magazines 40 under 40 High Achievers and a recent nominee for KUAM's Every Day Hero. She is one of the three founders for a grassroots movement, Random Women's Rally "RaWR!". She continues to devote much of her time to philanthropy in hopes of safer communities and justice for all victims.
Director of Photography
Alan Certeza spent five years working in Seattle's film industry and attended the Digital Filmmaking program at the Art Institute of Seattle in 2009. Starting in the art department, Certeza worked his way into the camera department.
Since then, he has worked in the camera department of various music videos featured on MTV,VH1, and the Disney Channel and over 30 films projects both full lengths and shorts.
After finishing his 2nd full length feature film on Guam as the cinematographer for the Muna Bros, Alan spent the last year completing 13 episodes for a kids television show on Guam as the Director of Photography. Alan's first film shot in Seattle was distributed on Hulu and available on Amazon.
Among the many projects he has worked on are films such as The Details (Toby McGuire, Elizabeth Banks), Scrapper (Aiden Gillen, Michael Beach) and feature length Grassroot (Jason Biggs); and A Bit of Bad Luck (Cary Elwes & Teri Polo).
After joining the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600 in 2013, Alan Certeza now resides in Los Angeles and continuing his love for film.
Director of Photography
Born and raised on Guam, Teddy has spent the past 15 years living his dream of working in the Hollywood sound industry. He is a proud graduate of Southern High School, Guam. Teddy attended the Master Recording Program at The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, Arizona. Upon obtaining his credentials, Teddy would make his move to Los Angeles to launch his successful career in the audio industry. Since then he has been involved in numerous projects that required sound editorial, design, mix, and/or recording. He has mixed and sound supervised numerous feature films and television shows that have aired on various networks such as HBO, NBC, Netflix, FOX, Comedy Central, and VH1. A recent list of his credits include The Defiant Ones (HBO), Snatched (Sony Crackle), A Pentatonix Christmas Special (NBC), Lyza On Demand (Youtube Red), Ray Romano “Right Here Around The Corner” (Netflix) to name a few. Combining his passion for sound and Guam, Teddy has also contributed sound design and mixes for the exhibits and orientation film "I-Hinanaota" at the Guam Museum. He is extremely passionate about the work he does and is equally excited about working on Enough, The Monique Baza Story.
Brian was born and raised in Seattle, where he discovered his passion for art and filmmaking. By the time he graduated high school, he’d created dozens of short films and documentaries. He attended Southwestern Illinois College in 2011, just outside of St. Louis. It was there that he mastered the art of editing and visual effects. In 2013 he moved to Kansas City and formed Focused Story Films. Since founding the company he’s produced commercials and content for dozens of businesses throughout the Kansas City Metro. He continues to remain involved in the filmmaking industry and is very excited to be a part of bringing Enough: The Monique Baza Story to life.