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The House I Live In
Thehouseilivein
In the past 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and destroyed impoverished communities at home and abroad.
Directed By
Produced By
Roy Ackerman
David Alcaro
Joslyn Barnes
Nick Fraser
Danny Glover
Written By
Eugene Jarecki
Cast
Nannie Jeter
David Simon
Country
200px-Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg
Language
English
Release Date
October 5, 2012

From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, The House I Live In is a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

SynopsisEdit

Eugene Jarecki’s seminal film Why We Fight dissected the underbelly of the American war machine. Now, with scalpel-like precision, Jarecki turns his lens on a less visible war—one that is costing more lives, destroying more families, and quickly becoming a scourge on the soul of American society. In the past 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and destroyed impoverished communities at home and abroad. Yet drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever. Where did we go wrong, and what can be done?

Comprehensive in scope, heart wrenching in its humanity, and brilliant in its thesis, Jarecki's new film grabs viewers and shakes them to their core. The House I Live In is not only the definitive film on the failure of America’s drug war, but it is also a masterpiece filled with hope and the potential to effect change.

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