Far From the Tree

Far From the Tree

DVD - 2019
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"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."--Container.
Publisher: New York : Distributed by MPI Media Group, [2019]
Branch Call Number: DVD 362.4083 F22 2019
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Language Note: In English, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; Closed-captioned; Descriptive audio


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May 06, 2019

Very interesting and helpful info in understanding the Autistic, the Down Syndrome, and the Dwarf Children/Teens/Adults and about their Families and their philosophies!

Also, there is another Family, that above comments didn't mention, a Family that is stable, supportive and loving, yet their Teen commits a murder, killing another Child! It was a huge shock to the Family that their Teen would do such a despicable murder, a murder he couldn't explain! It deals with how Family had to come to terms with this very difficult reality and the reality of their Child's life -imprisonment, the domino effect it had on their other Children!

I feel these stories can be made into a Series!
I wish even more details were provided about these Families and their Children!

A worthy watch! I highly recommend it!
There is a Pink Tank in it! 😂

Apr 24, 2019

A documentary introducing a number of families and their unique circumstances and how each family has learned to cope; gay, autistic, Down syndrome, dwarfs, pregnancies, relationships, marriage. At the end of the documentary the author quotes Tolstoy; "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Very interesting and a great presentation.

Apr 13, 2019

Heartfelt documentary about how people deal with being different in society. Starting with a gay man in his 40's or 50's. How society had changed and his struggles. A family with a beautiful baby, toddler who experiences autism at 2 years old and how they managed and didn't manage. Lots of stories about brave families and mostly children and the how they managed. Made you think. In my case how lucky I am.


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