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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.
This film provides deep thoughts brought about by so called "war on drugs" policies carried by consecutive/recent USA governments. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Regnal
The doc was very informative. America will never end the war on drugs. Great movie!Published 1 month ago by Trevin
The information is rather dated and obviously it is seen through the eyes of an offender. A group of us who read the book took a tour of the Boise Id Medium Security prison and I... Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Nourse
This is a documentary that needs to be shared amongst the masses. While I felt depressed that this was happening, I felt enlightened. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nix
With the expert help of professors, journalists, and those involved in the drug trade, Jarecki has directed and produced one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sam Lustgarten