Discover the courage of compassion through the eyes of parents journeying toward acceptance of their one-of-a-kind kids. Based on The New York Times bestseller by Andrew Solomon, the Far From The Tree DVD is an intimate, profoundly human look at families raising children society deems “abnormal.” They include a mother and son determined to show the world that his Down syndrome does not define him; a couple learning to communicate with their bright but nonverbal autistic son; a young woman dealing with what it means to be the only little person in her family; and parents whose deep love for their son persists even after he has committed an unspeakable crime. Tracing their joys, challenges, tragedies and triumphs, Far From The Tree invites viewers to rethink what it means to be a “normal family.”
Directed by Emmy Award winner Rachel Dretzin (The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr.), the IFC Films theatrical release was called “moving and extremely thoughtful” by Mindy Bond of The Culture Files.
Far From The Tree DVD-$24.98