“Far From the Tree”
The proverb, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” describes how children have similar characteristics to that of their parents. Far From the Tree is a documentary depicting the love and struggles of parents with children who are sexual minorities, have physical or intellectual disabilities, or are in some way “different” from them.
What would you do if your child as “different” from everyone else?
The more you believe that children are supposed to be like their parents, the more difficult it becomes to accept your child just the way he/she/they are.
If you think you might become a parent in the future, why not take this opportunity to think about parenthood and family? Following the screening, you will have an opportunity to share what you felt with other participants over some snacks and drinks.
This event is a great opportunity to see the film based on FAR FROM THE TREE, a New York Times Bestseller with more than 50 awards worldwide. Hope to see you there!
This documentary film is based on interviews of parents of children with “differences” such as having a disability or being a sexual minority. It depicts the different forms of happiness when parents and their children learn how to embrace “difference,” while overcoming various difficulties.
Date & Time
November 29, 2019 (Fri) 6:15pm～8:30pm (Doors open: 6:00pm) *Coming or leaving early is OK.
18:15‐19:50 Film Screening
20:00‐20:30 Café Time
Film Screening： B104 (Bldg 26, B1 Floor)
Cafe Time： ICC Lounge (1st Floor, Building 3)
Waseda Students, Staff and General Public
Screening: English (with Japanese subtitles)
Cafe time: Japanese & English
Not required (80 seats, standing room available)
Waseda University Student Diversity Center (SDC)
Waseda University GS (Gender & Sexuality) Center, Intercultural Communication Center（ICC）
Waseda University Office for Students with Disabilities
※ If you are in need of transcription for hearing impairment or similar, sign-language interpretation, on-site guidance, special seating, or if you will be attending with children, please inform the organizer at least two weeks prior to the event (Nov 15). We will endeavor to accommodate you to the best of our abilities.
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