Ended on 11/15/2012


2012 - Netherlands/UK - English - 108 minutes - Abramorama

Directed by: Eugene Jarecki

Featuring: Nannie Jeter, David Simon

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As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans. For over forty years, the "War on Drugs" has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before.

Filmed in more than twenty states, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America’s longest war, offering a definitive portrait and revealing its profound human rights implications.

While recognizing the seriousness of drug abuse as a matter of public health, the film investigates the tragic errors and shortcomings that have meant it is more often treated as a matter for law enforcement, creating a vast machine that feeds largely on America’s poor, and especially on minority communities. Beyond simple misguided policy, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN examines how political and economic corruption have fueled the war for forty years, despite persistent evidence of its moral, economic, and practical failures.

“A masterpiece filled with hope and the potential to effect change.” – Sundance Film Festival

“I’d hate to imply that it’s your civic duty to see THE HOUSE I LIVE IN, but guess what – it is.” – Ty Burr, The Boston Globe

“The House I Live In will blow your mind.” – Anne Thompson, Indiewire

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Revelatory report on our systematic and purposeful incarceration of poor minorities

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Average Score: 2.9 out of 5

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