NOT IN MY BACKYARD is about two convicted sexual offenders in Miami, Florida and deals with one of the last taboo topics of our society: the rehabilitation of child abusers. The film seizes the unusual perspective of the offenders and solely tells from their point of view. Confronted with their life on the edge of society, their past and their actions the films outlines a picture of the offenders which raises the question which part society plays in the existence of repeat offenders.


Director: Matthias Bittner
DOP: Julia Schlingmann
Editor: Friedemann Schmidt
Music: Christopher Bremus
Producer: Paul Zischler, Matthias Bittner


Locarno Film Festival: Critics Week