"Not In My Backyard" presents a front-seat view into the perilous lives of the victims of domestic violence. Never before have cameras been allowed into the guarded world of underground shelters, so named because their location is hidden from the public to keep abusers at bay. The film tackles the very powerful, yet hidden social issue of domestic violence, and tries to understand the lives of abused and homeless women and children.
The documentary takes viewers into battered women and children’s shelters across America. Throughout the voyage, you will see the reality that these women, teens, and children face while they seek to survive in a country that ignores them. Through statistics, raw footage, interviews, archival footage, and taped statements, we asked “Why is this happening in our own neighborhoods? and “What can we do to change it?”.
NIMBY was created to raise much needed funding for shelters & safe havens that house victims of domestic violence, funding that can be used to help break the cycle of violence and provide victims the tools they need to make lasting change in their lives.