Not in My Backyard (2011)
Movie: Not in My Backyard
- Director: Iyad Hajjaj, Iyad Hajjaj
- Stars: Iyad Hajjaj, C. Ashleigh Caldwell, Lonnie ‘Lono’ Woodley, Nick Afanasiev, Graham Phoenix Bui, Galen Howard, Madison Liddy, Avan Skye, Jared Lorenzo, Camilia Ahmed, Naglaa Ahmed, Omer Barel, Sarah Billingsly, Eric Billitzer, Alexa Bondar
- Release Date: April 15, 2011
- Run Time: 86 min
- Genre: Short, Crime, Drama
Middle-Eastern high school math teacher AMIR encounters small town prejudice when he is hired to prep the 6-student math team for a shot at the International Math Olympiad. His unlikely ally and mentor is Jewish teacher SABRA. When Amir gets involved in the local Islamic Center\’s quest to build a mosque, he finds his job in jeopardy and must decide whether his loyalties lie with his passion for religious freedom, or the students who have bonded to him.