“one of the most powerful and inspiring documentaries of our era”

– Robin Kelley, Historian and author Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

Three remarkable girls enter ninth grade at top schools, where they confront for the first time, a world very different from the one they come from.

With indomitable teenage spirit, they grapple with a culture steeped in traditions, ideas, and biases of the past.

A moving and provocative story told from the perspective of the girls themselves, their freshness and honesty pierce preconceived notions about race, class, culture, and girlhood. They challenge “belonging” to encompass a larger sense of experience and history.

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“sensitive, mature, thoroughly compelling. Non-fiction filmmaking doesn’t get better than this.”
– Phil Hall, Film Threat
“Kavery Kaul is a brilliant director. She weaves a complex web that asks America very basic questions about religion, diversity, tolerance, and how serious we are about any of them.”
– Madhur Jaffrey, Actress and author Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India
“illuminating and inspirational”
– Bill Bregoli, Westwood One
“a poignant look at intelligent girls finding their way in a world that has tremendous difficulty accommodating the complexities of culture, religion and race.”
– Joyce M. Roche, President, Girls Inc
“With extraordinary sensitivity, Long Way from Home explores subtle aspects of exclusion, isolation and intra-family conflict rarely addressed in documentaries about class, race, and gender.”
– Bharati Mukherjee, Author Desirable Daughters
“A heartfelt and searching documentary.”
– Mary Anne Schwalbe, Former Director of Admissions, Harvard University/Radcliffe College