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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, offering a definitive portrait and revealing its profound human rights implications. While recognizing the seriousness of drug abuse as a matter of public health, the film investigates the tragic errors and shortcomings that have meant it is more often treated as a matter for law enforcement.
CHARLOTTE STREET FILMS production, an EDGEWOOD WAY production, a BBC/ITVS/ZDF co-production
This urgent and formidably smart movie - perhaps the year's most important political documentary - has opened minds and changed laws already.
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Tells a complex story with troubling ease.
Americans have long celebrated justice and freedom, but director Eugene Jarecki's The House I Live In forces viewers to look closely at political policies that have turned the nation into the No. 1 jailer in the world.
Our search for easy answers to the evils of drugs is an addiction we must wean ourselves from.
Festival & Awards
Sundance Film Festival - 2012
Grand Jury Prize U.S Documentary
AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Festival - 2012
REACT to FILM Social Impact Award