The Only Son (2012)

The Only Son
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords children, culture, family, tradition
Status Wrapped
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Simonka de Jong Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Wiro Felix Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Menno Boerema Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jorinde Soree Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Ilja Roomans Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Eric Goossens Producer n/a 3 3000002
Suzanne Van Voorst Producer n/a 3 3000003
Carolijn Borgdorff Producer n/a 3 3000004
Simonka de Jong Director n/a 2 2000001
A Tibetan family from a remote Himalayan village is forced to give up all but one of their children for adoption. Each child grows up in an environment very different from their remote village, and they cannot imagine giving up Western conveniences. One day, the eldest son Pema receives word to return home to care for his parents and marry a girl from his village. All the siblings reunite at the family home after almost a lifetime of separation. Despite their different cultural upbringings and a loss of language, the links of family still prove strong. Pema is left with the difficult decision to pursue his Westernized dreams or respect the dying traditions of his culture.