Discover the courage of compassion through the eyes of parents journeying towards acceptance of their one-of-a-kind kids. Based on The New York Times bestseller by Andrew Solomon, Far From the Tree is an intimate, profoundly human look at families raising children society deems 'abnormal': 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.'

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Ratings and Reviews

89% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.1/10
  • Fresh 32
  • Rotten 4

Critics Consensus:

10+ COMMON SENSE

Touching docu about parents raising uniquely different kids.

Cast & Crew

Information

Studio
Sundance Selects
Genre
Documentary
Released
Copyright
© 2017 Far From The Tree, LLC

Languages

Primary
English (Audio Description, Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.
AD
Audio description refers to a narration track describing what is happening on screen to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.

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