Doc Review: Far from the Tree

“I don’t need to be fixed.”

From ‘Far from the Tree’ Documentary


Life-affirming and captivating, ‘Far from the Tree’ is a must-see documentary about being different and what that means for everyone else in your life.  Based on Andrew Solomon’s award-winning, critically acclaimed non-fiction book “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity,” the documentary follows several people who have ways of being in the world that are outside the mainstream and does a deep dive into what challenges this “being different” not only creates for them, but for the rest of their family members as well. This engaging doc effortlessly pulls viewers in as its subjects remind us to cherish our loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been.  Vive la difference!


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Watch the IFC Films Official Trailer here:


Note: This doc is available for educational screenings. Schools, universities, organizations, and others, are encouraged to request information about purchasing viewing rights for the film. (Use the pull-down menu: top, left.)


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