Award Winning Documentary

The Children Next Door

Our award-winning documentary THE CHILDREN NEXT DOOR is the first film to look at domestic violence from the perspective of childhood. It takes us on a young family’s journey to uncover the TRUTH that lies beneath a recurring cycle of violence and the solutions to end it.


The film was screened at 45 leading film festivals and received multiple awards.





Hosting a Screening & Accompanying Discussion Guide

The film comes accompanied by a detailed Discussion Guide, which provides a step-by-step walkthrough of how to organize and host a successful screening and post-screening discussion within the context of 1-1.5 hours.


If you need further assistance in hosting a screening please reach out to us and let us know how we can support your efforts.



Doug Block’s searing short…attains a level of pathos as deep as any feature-length documentary. – Anthony Kaufman, Sundance NOW BLOG

It’s a masterpiece – smart, tough, fearless, miraculously compact. – David Schrader, Seattle’s The Stranger

Critic’s Score: A – “Heartbreaking and cathartic…By putting a very human face to a widespread epidemic, Block and ‘The Children Next Door’ both humanize and celebrate the children who survive horrific family tragedies.” – Mark Peikert, BACKSTAGE

The Children Next Door is a powerful and stunning documentary that shows us just how much children are affected by family violence.  Sandra Graham-Bermann, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology & Women’s Studies University of Michigan

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