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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.
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 7 hours ago by Sam Lustgarten
Yeah, drug users shouldn't be imprisoned BUT being TOUGH ON CRIME in general does not lead to more criminals supporting a BITCH ASS culture of rappers, pop idols, and people in... Read morePublished 21 hours ago by hardboiled