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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 up on future generations of Americans. In 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 - 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.
I had to see this for a sociology class assignment and I found this to be very interesting film.Published 1 month ago by Norma Figueroa
I recommend that you watch the documentary The House I Live In, all of you. If you have never critically analyzed our "War On Drugs" or the policies our nation enforces... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nikolas P. Robinson
This is a documentary that wants to cause social change. It presents one side of a story as powerfully and clearly as possible. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Daniel Hirst
Great documentary to arouse your consciousness to issues criminal justice and the never ending drug war that has disproportionately affected African Americans.Published 2 months ago by Murang'a's Finest