'SONNY BOY'Netherlands, 2011.
Awards and festivals:
2012. – Palm Springs International Film Festival – Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
2011. – Golden and Platin Film, Netherlands – Golden Film
2011. – Golden and Platin Film, Netherlands – Platin Film
2011. – Stony Brook Film Festival – Special Recognition for Opening Night Film
"Sonny Boy" is the screen version of the bestselling novel by Annejet van der Zijl, based upon the real life story of a mixed-race couple. The film follows a handsome young Surinamese man that boards a ship to the land of his colonial masters in search of an education. When he gets here, he finds love with Rika, a white woman almost twice his age, and they have a son, Sonny Boy. The mixed race couple is fighting to survive, but when WWII breaks out they help others survive in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands of the 1940's.