Drugs at the center of 'the house i live in' a new documentary tracks the history of the us war on drugs as the film explains, after 44 million arrests, sales of illegal drugs are still on the. Eugene jarecki is an american dramatic and documentary filmmaker whose works include the house i live in, reagan, why we fight, the trials of henry kissinger, freakonomics, quest of the carib canoe and the king. Learn more about the house i live in, see additional video excerpts, view an interactive timeline of us drug policies over the years, and test your knowledge about the war on drugs tags drugs. The house i live in eugene jarecki (why we fight'') tackles the us-led war on drugs with a mixture of fuzzy personal theorizing, historical acumen, and devastating reportorial impact.
Today, on huffpost, john legend and i are premiering a music video of his new song, the house i live in, with images from my film of the same name both pieces cry out for reform of our four. Directed and written by eugene jarecki, the documentary argues that america's war on drugs needs a drastic rethinking park city — a potent cry for a drastic rethinking of america's war on drugs. Eugene jarecki's the house i live in paints a contemporary portrait of the war on drugs critic mark jenkins says the film excels at portraying the personal through firsthand accounts and.
Roger ebert says the house i live in makes a shattering case against the war on drugs  peter bradshaw reviewed the film for the guardian and summed it up as an angry and personal attack on america's war on drugs [that] contends it is a grotesquely wasteful public-works scheme. Filmmaker eugene jarecki, whose documentary why we fight won the grand jury prize at the 2005 sundance film festival, recently spoke with examinercom about his latest documentary the house i live in - which took home the same prize at this year's festival. Directed by eugene jarecki with eugene jarecki, michelle alexander, mark w bennett, joe biden from the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside america's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of us drug policy.
The winner of the grand jury prize for documentary at sundance, eugene jarecki's the house i live in, an occasionally muddled disquisition on the colossal failure of the war on drugs, rehashes. Topics drugs, usa, history, racism, society, freedom, prison, fascism, united states, tyranny language english the house i live in , directed by eugene jarecki , is a 2012 documentary film about the war on drugs in the united states. The film's director, eugene jarecki, postulates that america's poor is being targeting in some of the same fashions that jews were being targeted in nazi germany the film won the top prize for a documentary at the sundance film festival.
Eugene jarecki is an american dramatic and documentary filmmaker whose works include the house i live in, reagan, why we fight, the trials of henry kissinger. Charlotte street films presents the house i live in a film by eugene jarecki the war on drugs has never been about drugs distributed by: abramorama running time: 108 minutes. The house i live in director eugene jarecki on the war on drugs: 'everybody is a victim' subscribe to the guardian here: police officers, drug.
A new documentary, the house i live in covers the 40 year history of the so-called war on drugs the movie is directed by eugene jarecki and premiered recently at the sundance film festival. Film talk the house i live in director eugene jarecki on the war on drugs: 'everybody is a victim' - video eugene jarecki talks to henry barnes about the house i live in, his documentary on. By all means, check out eugene jarecki's the house i live in, which won the grand jury prize at the sundance film festival this year the film opens october 5 in new york city, and will tour to cities across america through the fall.