The House I Live In

“The House I Live In” is a documentary film directed by Eugene Jarecki, released in 2012. The film critically examines the impact of the War on Drugs in the United States. Through a series of interviews with individuals across different societal strata, including law enforcement, inmates, and academics, the documentary sheds light on the disproportionate impact of drug policies on minority communities, leading to mass incarceration. Jarecki explores the historical context, systemic issues, and the human toll of the nation’s approach to drug enforcement, prompting viewers to contemplate the social and ethical implications of these policies. The film serves as a powerful critique of the War on Drugs, challenging its efficacy and raising questions about the broader implications for American society.


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