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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | Left by the Ship | Clip 2 | PBS

Duration: 02:27
Program: Independent Lens #1325
Broadcast Date: Jun. 3, 2012

Premiering May 24, 2012. Check local listings: www.pbs.org Born in 1987, Filipino Amerasian JR was left with his mother at age 5 after the US serviceman who was his father abandoned him. Growing up, he often faced discrimination due to his biracial ethnicity. Now, he has an opportunity to contact his American father. Find out if he does in the Independent Lens documentary, Left By the Ship. 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 21, 2012