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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.
Every American should see this film. The conclusions are scary and stunning. After seeing this film, I recommend "The New Jim Crow." Every American should read that book.Published 13 days ago by Empty Nest Expat
I hope everyone who sees this gets active in trying to fix our "justice " system. These injustices happen mostly at the state level where some real changes can still be... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Wendy
This film documents the destruction of the black inner cities of all sizes from the "war on drugs" which was a manufactured crisis for political reasons.Published 25 days ago by Eleanor Kinnaird
This documentary has been in high demand in my community - one that has three prisons as one of its major employers - as well as one of the highest drug abuse statistics in the... Read morePublished 28 days ago by TrishTrish
Everyone should watch this movie! It's a real eye-opener to learn what is really behind America's "war on drugs."Published 1 month ago by BusyBusyMom
Every tax payer and humanitarian in the United States should view this documentary. How can we, as a nation, continue this insane "war on drugs" ??? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Betty Chism