In an interview with Q Voice News, Andrew Solomon, who was in Chicago promoting the film, Far From the Tree, discusses his book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity and the documentary, the film’s message, and how privilege may impede the future of LGBTQ equality.
On the film’s message:
“I would like it to make it easier for the parents of children with differences. I would like it to make things easier for children with differences,” Solomon says. “I would like it to accelerate the process of acceptance and help parents get there faster.
“This film is about compassion,” Solomon says. “I hope it will reach out to a larger group of people and say, ‘All those people you’re ready to write off, they may have something to say. They may be incredibly bright. They may be incredibly interesting. Don’t throw anyone away.”
(To read the full interview, please visit Q Voice News.)