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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | Left by the Ship | Clip 3 | PBS

Duration: 03:01
Program: Independent Lens #1325
Broadcast Date: Jun. 3, 2012

Premiering May 24, 2012. Check local listings: www.pbs.org In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary, Left by the Ship, Filipino Amerasian writer, Robert, learns how nightclub owners were paid "bar-fines" by US servicemen who wanted dancers to spend exclusive time with them outside the bar. Their children were subsequently shunned, especially if the fathers were African American, like Charlene, who is profiled in the film. 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 22, 2012