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The House I Live In Details

  • Release Date: Oct 05, 2012
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Eugene Jarecki

FULL SYNOPSIS

Filmed in more than 20 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, it offers a penetrating look inside America's longest war, laying bare its ominous inner workings and profound human rights implications. While recognizing the seriousness of drug abuse, the film investigates the tragic errors and shortcomings that turned a matter of public health into a criminal justice opportunity, earning the United States the dubious distinction of being the world's leading jailer and giving rise to a vast industry of mass incarceration that feeds upon the lives of poor and minority Americans. Digging deeper, the film examines how political and economic corruption over forty years have perpetuated the War on Drugs despite persistent and recurring evidence of its moral, economic, and practical failures.

  • Release date:October 5, 2012

Cast

Crew

Eugene Jarecki
Director
Eugene Jarecki
Producer
Christopher St. John
Producer
Sam Cullman
Producer
Eugene Jarecki
Screenwriter
Sam Cullman
Cinematographer
Paul Frost
Editor
Christopher St. John
Co-producer
Sally Jo Fifer
Executive Producer
Russell Simmons
Executive Producer
Nick Fraser
Executive Producer
Roy Ackerman
Executive Producer
John Legend
Executive Producer
Joslyn Barnes
Executive Producer
Danny Glover
Executive Producer
David Alcaro
Executive Producer
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