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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 - a definitive portrait revealing its profound human rights implications.
The film recognizes the seriousness of drug abuse as a matter of public health, and investigates the tragic errors and shortcomings that have meant this symptom is most often treated as a cause for law enforcement, creating a vast machine that largely feeds on America's poor, and especially on minority communities. Beyond simple misguided policy, the film examines how political and economic corruption have fueled the war for 40 years, despite persistent evidence of its moral, economic, and practical failures.
Very eye opening. If you live in America and feel concerned about the state of the criminal justice system and worry about how it got this way and where it's headed, this is a must... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Sheila
The world we live in today has so many social issues that are driving our urban communities into poverty, ignorance and corruption. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jessica Cepeda
Hard to see. A stomach lurching view of the system that is well worth the watch... be sure to watch the whole thing. It will surprise you as it evolves.Published 2 months ago by Beth mAcdonald