The House I Live In

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UK release date: November 23rd, 2012

Synopsis:

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?

Awards

Grand Jury Prize - Best U.S Documentary at Sundance 2012
REACT to FILM Social Impact Award at Silverdocs 2012

Festivals

Sundance Film Festival (US)
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (US)
AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Festival (US)
Los Angeles Film Festival (US)
Sundance London (UK)
Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK)
Jerusalem International Film Festival (Israel)
Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia)
Bergen International Film Festival (Norway)
IDFA - Reflecting Images (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
WatchDocs Human Rights Film Festival (Warsaw, Poland)

Press

Variety review
The Hollywood Reporter review
New York Times Blog review
Indiewire review
Roger Ebert review
The Observer op-ed by Eugene Jarecki
 

"One of the best documentaries I have ever seen in my life" – Sarah Churchwell, Newsnight: The Review Show (BBC)

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