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The House I Live In

The House I Live InEugene 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...The House I Live InDocumentaryPT108MUnratedEugene 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...2012-10-05
ENDLESS WAR This documentary argues that the ''war on drugs'' has become futile

ENDLESS WAR This documentary argues that the ''war on drugs'' has become futile

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The House I Live In

Genre: Documentary; Director: Eugene Jarecki; Release Date Limited: 10/12/2012; Runtime (in minutes): 108; MPAA Rating: Unrated

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

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