Sonny Boy

Based on a true story, Sonny Boy spans the decades before and after WWII in Holland. Waldemer, a black immigrant from Surinam, and Rika, a white Dutch woman, fall in love at a time when interracial couples are verboten.  Their love must weather two tests:  The first is the birth of their child, the titular Sonny Boy. The second comes ten years later when they decide to open their home  and risk their lives to shelter Jews hiding from the Nazis. A majestic, heart-rending film, Sonny Boy hits all the right notes emotionally and thematically, and is a lush, transporting visual experience. From:

130 minutes

Shown at

  1. 15th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Detroit) - 2013
  2. 16th Annual Louisville Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  3. 18th Annual East Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  4. 23rd Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  5. Berkshire Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  6. Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  7. Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival - 2013

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