FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon’s award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity.”
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"This is a passionate and affecting work that will shake up your preconceptions and leave you in a better place. It’s a book everyone should read and there’s no one who wouldn’t be a more imaginative and understanding parent — or human being — for having done so."
"Solomon is in many ways the perfect writer for the subject—nuanced, thorough, humane, and a gifted stylist—and, trying to get to the root of this conflict, he pushes horizontal identity as far as it will go."
"Far From the Tree is about learning to overcome our discomfort with difference."
"Far From The Tree explores the experiences of families who have had to deal with difference, and have learnt over time to accept, accommodate and sometimes even to celebrate it."
"Far From the Tree is massively ambitious... Inspirational about the “infinitely deep” and mysterious love of parents for their children."
"This sweeping tribute to the joys of parental love can be startling and ecstatic... Solomon's true talent is a geographic one: He maps the strange terrain of the human struggle that is parenting."
"Solomon creates something of enduring warmth and beauty: a quilt, a choir... [He] is a storyteller of great intimacy and ease. It’s impossible not to be charmed by some of these voices."
"Elegantly reported by a spectacularly original and compassionate thinker, Far from the Tree explores how people who love each other must struggle to accept each other—a theme in every family’s life."