The House I Live In

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UK release date: November 23rd, 2012


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?


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


Sundance Film Festival (US) 2012
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (US) 2012
AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Festival (US) 
Los Angeles Film Festival (US) 2012
Sundance London (UK) 2012
Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK) 2012
Jerusalem International Film Festival (Israel) 2012
Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia) 2012
Bergen International Film Festival (Norway) 2012
IDFA - Reflecting Images (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 2012
WatchDocs Human Rights Film Festival (Warsaw, Poland) 2012


The Hollywood Reporter
New York Times Blog
Roger Ebert
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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