The only son

Simonka De Jong


a film by Simonka de Jong, in co-production with IDtv-docs, De Dutch Buddhist Broadcast company, with support from the Dutch film Fund, The Dutch Media-fund, the Dutch
coBo-Fund, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund.

The balance within a Tibetan family spread over several continents comes under strain when son Pema is forced to marry a girl from his native village.


Written & Directed by Simonka de Jong
camera Wiro Felix
sound recordist Rik Meier
edited by Menno Boerema
original music by Hans Helewaut
sound mix Nils Fauth


Awards / Festivals

World première at IDFA, Amsterdam, The netherlands, 2012
official selection Hot Docs, Toronto, 2013
Documentary Edge Festival, New Zeeland, 2013