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Watch: Intriguing Trailer for War on Drugs Doc 'The House I Live In'

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September 4, 2012
Source: Apple

The House I Live In

Documentarian Eugene Jarecki has already tackled topics like the military supremacy of the United States in Why We Fight, the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics in Freakonomics and one of our nation's presidents in Reagan. Now he's diving into the War on Drugs, a costly endeavor that arguably has created more problems that solutions to society's drug use, with the documentary The House I Live In. This film criticizes the War on Drugs, claiming it has cost countless lives, destroyed families, and inflicted untold damage on future generations. It's quite captivating. Watch!

Here's the first trailer for Eugene Jarecki's The House I Live In, in high def from Apple:

Filmed in more than twenty states, The House I Live In tells the stories of individuals at all levels of America's War on Drugs. From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of United States drug policy. Winner of the 2012 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, the film directed by Eugene Jarecki (Reagan, Why We Fight, Freakonomics) will be released in theaters on October 5th.

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  • zey
    Most intriguing trailer I've seen in a long time, very much looking forward to this film.
  • DoomCanoe
    i cant believe that the man at 1:01 got "life with out parole for 3 ounces of methamphetamine" and Anders Breivik gets 21 years for murdering 77 people. different countries, but one fucked up world
    • TheRagingCajun
      Isn't that the god awful fuckin' truth....
  • ff
    Republicans just love prison labor-it's practically free slave labor with all housing, food, healthcare, etc paid for with middle class tax dollars. And the rich just keep on getting richer...
  • jacobcrim
    Billions of dollars wasted on this war. Countless citizens thrown in prison for non violent drug offenses, probably in profit prisons. You have both major parties criticizing the abolishment of this failure but to anyone with a sensible mind sees it as a financial black hole.
    • redskulllives
      The whole prison system, policing agencies, government, its all a massive scam. All they do is rob the insects they lure into their web and feed off them.
      • jacobcrim
        True, damn Zionists.
  • redskulllives
    Its all about money and controling the population.
  • Vitokris
    After watching the trailer and reading some of the comments I can't help but feel both sides are not justified. Largely due to the fact there are excuses on both sides for thier actions. One fact remains: Drugs (medication or not) if overused will not help you period. The consequences are addiction or crime, often both. As for the sentencing for crimes at 1:01 the measure of punishment may be in question, but there are no exemptions. And as for the truth, it may be not what you want but it is what it is. 'God doesn't make the world this way, we do'

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