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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | Left by the Ship | Video Extra | PBS

Duration: 05:01
Program: Independent Lens #1325
Broadcast Date: Jun. 3, 2012

Premiering May 24, 2012. Check local listings: www.pbs.org In this companion video to the Independent Lens documentary, Left by the Ship, Robert, a Filipino Amerasian blogger meets with other Amerasians living in Olongapo City, whose fathers were US servicemen once stationed here. Their stories are sadly consistent, telling of rejection and discrimination, along with a hope that they will be reunited with their fathers. JR, Charlene, Margarita, and Robert are half American; they are among the many children born to US servicemen who were stationed in military bases in the Philippines until 1992. Like most Filipino Amerasians, they were left behind by their biological fathers and largely forgotten. Over the course of two years, they delve into the psychological and social consequences of the US military presence and its legacy. Learn more about "Independent Lens": www.pbs.org Watch "Independent Lens" films online: video.pbs.org

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Post Date: May 23, 2012