The House I Live In 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… The House I Live In 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… 2012-10-12 Unrated PT108M Documentary
Movie Review

The House I Live In (2012)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
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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Details Limited Release: Oct 12, 2012; Rated: Unrated; Length: 108 Minutes; Genre: Documentary

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

Originally posted Oct 03, 2012 Published in issue #1228-1229 Oct 12, 2012 Order article reprints
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