Left By The Ship is a cinema-verite documentary by Alberto Vendemmiati and Emma Rossi Landi, which explores the psychological and social consequences of a military presence. Robert, Jr., Charlene and Margaret are Amerasians: the sons and daughters of Filipino sex workers and American soldiers stationed in Subic Bay U.S. Naval Base, once the biggest American base outside the United States.
When the base was closed in 1992, thousands of Amerasian children were abandoned to their fate. Unlike the Amerasian children from other countries, Filipino Amerasians were never recognized by the U.S. government.
Over two years, were followed the lives of four Amerasian, as they struggle against discrimination, their family problems and questions of identity, trying to overcome a past that none of them is in no way responsible.
Left By The Ship is a 81 minutes documentary film shot in HD. The music was written and orchestrated by Mario Crispi integrations with original Pivio & Aldo De Scalzi.
Produced, shot, directed and edited by
Emma Rossi Landi and Alberto Vendemmiati
Produced by: VisitorQ in co-production with RAI Cinema, ITVS International and YLE
film's official website: www.leftbytheship.com
article posted by:Mario Crispi, AC Formedonda - Produzioni Sonore