Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, American preoccupation with personal security has reached proportions not seen since the Cold War. Buried in the Backyard traverses the American landscape to introduce us to men and women who are actively engaged in preparations for the new terrorist attack.
Whether seated on their living room couches, or taking us on a guided tour of their shelters, these 'security enthusiasts' discuss their reasons for being prepared, talk candidly about what most people think of their paranoia, and of course, how these people could become a threat by trying to crowd into their shelters should a nuclear attack take place.
Depicting the lengths to which regular men and women will go to protect themselves, this fascinating documentary provides a compelling portrait of Americans facing their fears at the dawn of the 21st century.
Official Selection of the San Fransisco International Film Festival