The House I Live In captures heart-wrenching stories at all levels of America's drug war.
For over forty years, America’s War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs in America are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than twenty U.S. states, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN captures heart-wrenching stories at all levels of America’s drug war - from the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge. Together, these stories pose urgent questions: What caused the war? What perpetuates it? And what can be done to stop it?
Eugene Jarecki (director, writer & producer) is an award-winning filmmaker, public thinker, and author. His recent film Reagan, which examines the life and legacy of the 40th president, received wide critical acclaim after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival and on HBO for the occasion of Reagan’s 100th birthday. In 2010, Jarecki worked alongside Morgan Spurlock and Alex Gibney as director of a documentary film inspired by the bestselling book Freakonomics. Earlier that year, he directed Move Your Money, a short online film encouraging Americans to move their money from 'too big to fail' banks to well-rated community banks and credit unions. The film went viral, becoming an online sensation with over 7 million hits in just its first three weeks online.