Eugene Jarecki’s documentary dissection of the war on drugs offers a powerfully despairing view of a crackdown that began in the Nixon era. Working as a superb investigative journalist, Jarecki demonstrates all the ways that the ”war” has become futile in The House I Live In, but also how it is now an unstoppable industry, with privatized prisons run as economic engines. Jarecki talks to convicts, corrections officers, judges, and — in a fantastic interview — David Simon, creator of The Wire, who argues that the targeting of minorities, fused with mandatory sentencing, has turned the war on drugs into ”a holocaust in slow motion.” A
ENDLESS WAR This documentary argues that the ''war on drugs'' has become futile
Genre: Documentary; Director: Eugene Jarecki; Runtime (in minutes): 108; MPAA Rating: Unrated
Posted October 5 2012 — 12:00 AM EDT
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