Don't Touch My Children
Film based on the true story of Janneke Schoonhoven’s fight to get her children back
Hanne entrusts her two children to their father, and her ex-husband, Nizar. He says he wants to take them to Euro Disney in Paris. Instead he takes them to his family home in Syria. From that moment on, Hanne’s heartbreaking struggle begins.
Directed by: Ron Termaat
Screenplay by Nicolette Steggerda
Original title: KOM NIET AAN MIJN KINDEREN
Producer: Talent United Film & TV
Cast: Karina Smulders, Cahit Olmez, Thom Hoffman
Completed: December 2009
Festivals & awards:
Stoney Brook Film Festival 2011
• Audience Choice Award
• Special Jury award for Karina Smulder
a.o. THE CHIMNEY SWEEPER (short), GUTS (1999, feature), CHOPSTICKS (1995, tv film) Awards: Prix Europa Best European Television Drama of the year 1996.
01-08-2011 DON’T TOUCH MY CHILDREN wins at NY