Independent Lens Some Servicemen Paid for "Wives" but Didn't Want "Families"
Watch Left by the Ship - premiering May 24, 2012 (check local listings) Details
Program: Independent Lens
Episode: Some Servicemen Paid for "Wives" but Didn't Want "Families"
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 U.S. 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.• Visit the Some Servicemen Paid for "Wives" but Didn't Want "Families" webpage
Premiere Date: 05/24/2012
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: TV-PG
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