First broadcast: Monday 28 July 2014
Duration: 55 minutes
Ashley is one of more than 50,000 people in the Philippines known as ‘Amerasians’. They are the children of American troops and local women, many of whom faced discrimination and bullying. Some were simply abandoned by their mothers who were too poor or ashamed to keep them. Ashley’s mother left her with relatives at birth. All she knew about her American father was his name. That is until recently, when he got in touch via the internet.