The House I Live In (2012) HD – War on Drugs in the United States

From Executive Producers Danny Glover, John Legend, BRAD PITT & Russell Simmon. This film won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2012 for Documentary. http://www.thehouseilivein.org/ “2012′s BEST DOCUMENTARY! THE MOST IMPORTANT DRUG WAR FILM YOU’LL EVER SEE.” – Mark Hughes, Forbes /// As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans. Over forty years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. 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, creating a vast machine that feeds largely on America’s poor, and especially on minority communities. Beyond simple misguided policy, The House I Live In examines how political and economic corruption have fueled the war for forty years, despite persistent evidence of its moral, economic, and practical failures. **FAIR USE NOTICE** These Videos May Contain Copyrighted (© ) Material. The Use of Which Has Not Always Been Specifically Authorized by The Copyright Owner. Such Material is Made Available to Advance Understanding of Ecological, Political, Human Rights, Economic, Democracy, Scientific, Moral, Ethical, Social Justice Issues, Teaching, and Research. It is believed that this Constitutes a ”Fair Use” of Any Such Copyrighted Material as Provided For in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In Accordance With Title – 17 U.S.C. Section 107, This Material is Distributed Without PROFIT to Those Who Have Expressed a Prior General Interest in Receiving Similar Information For Research and Educational Purposes. For More Information: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode /// – Directed by Eugene Jarecki – Produced by Eugene Jarecki & Melinda Shopsin – Written by Eugene Jarecki – Starring Nannie Jeter & David Simon – Music by Robert Miller – Cinematography: Sam Cullman & Derek Hallquist – Release dates: October 5, 2012 – Running time: 108 minutes – Country: United States – Language: English

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