They didn’t fit in. She was called the “n” word, and he’s an outcast for having lighter skin.
These “Amerasian” children have a tough life. People stared at Erika and Tom because of how they looked. Not so much how they look, but who their fathers were.
They carry the stigma that has been given to children who were conceived by a Filipino woman and American soldier. They are bullied, attacked and pushed to the fringes of society.
They both find ways to cope with the hate and prejudice. Tom puts his feelings on paper, and hopes the wind will carry away his grievances.
Erika seems tough, and seems to manage better alone.
But when they both look at the sky, she lets out one last outburst.
It’s an unfair world.
Jaime’s short film was screened at the Yxine Film Festival, Cinemanila International Film Festival, and the Singkuwento International Film Festival.