The Only Son Documentary film, 2012, 78 min.

Documentary about an unusual Tibetan family, some children of which live all over the world. Pema is the only son. He and his sisters grew up in a children?s home in the capital, but now he is expected to return to his native village to take care of his parents. A ten-day hike across the mountains is followed by a cordial reunion, but soon tension mounts. Pema does not want to abandon his parents, but at the same time he wants to build up his own, modern life.


NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf

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  1. Menno Boerema (1958-2019)
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    Carolijn Borgdorff
    3 awards  IT -  Venice International Film Festival selection  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf

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