THE CHILDREN NEXT DOOR Institutional DVD & Film In a Box Toolkit is NOW AVAILABLE!
The film is currently available under restricted use for organizational or institutional screening only. This special version – which includes the Film In a Box Toolkit – was designed for institutional licensing/purchase for nonprofits, institutions, educational establishments, and public agencies whose work would benefit from this film to use for public or private screenings. The license provides the ability for unrestricted screenings to constituents or in community-wide settings. The DVD is an extended edition that includes extra content featured before and after the film footage to provide additional context for the screening and discussion. The Film in a Box Toolkit includes additional materials to optimize the viewing of the film, such as production background, detailed overview of Childhood Domestic Violence, Discussion Questions, and Actionable Steps.
This award-winning 2013 documentary recounts the fear and pain of domestic violence seen through the eyes of children. It takes us on a young family's journey to uncover the truth that lies beneath a reoccurring cycle of violence and the solution to end it. In so doing, they discover the path to reaching their full potential.
Raised in Tennessee households fraught with domestic violence, Penny and Brad Waldroup vowed when they fell in love to end the cycle. A ten-year marriage plagued by waves of mounting violence, all in front of their four children, culminated one horrific night.
The film opens five and a half years later as the family continues to struggle with the impact of the violence that shaped their lives. Within three short months, we witness an astonishing turn of events…
The Children Next Door was screened at 26 festivals, garnered praise from multiple critics, and received multiple awards, including the Special Jury Prize at DOC NYC.
The journey of the eldest child in the documentary, Chelse, to heal and overcome her traumatic childhood is also one of the vignettes featured in CDV's new book, INVINCIBLE, written by CDV Founder and CEO, Brian F. Martin and published by Penguin Random House.
INVINCIBLE is the first book of its kind, providing powerful first-person accounts and commentary based on recent social sciences and psychology research gathered over decades, and shows how those who grew up with domestic violence can reclaim their lives and futures.
All proceeds of this purchase go directly towards the creation of scalable tools and resources that benefit anyone who grows up living with domestic violence.