July 20, 2014

The Kids Americans Left Behind in Philippines

Sauras & Lill, Narratively


Decades after they left the Philippines, shadows of the U.S. military loom over the misfit “Amerasian” offspring of long-departed servicemen and forgotten prostitutes.

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TAGGED: United States, Philippines


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