Copro Berlin Eng
17 October 2017

Left by the ship

see also

official site

original title:

LEFT BY THE SHIP

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2010

film run:

79'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (10/10/2011)

festival & awards:

Robert, Jr, Charlene and Margarita are Amerasians: the sons and daughters of Filipina sex workers and American servicemen stationed at the Subic Bay US Naval Base, once the largest outside mainland USA. When the Base closed 18 years ago, thousands of Amerasian children were left behind. Unlike Amerasian children from other countries, Filipino Amerasians were never recognized by the US government. Now those children have grown up. Over the course of two years, we followed the lives of four Amerasian, as they struggle with discrimination, family problems and identity related issues, trying to overcome a past they are in no way responsible for