Director: Eugene Jarecki
Writer(s): Eugene Jarecki and Christopher St. John
Cast: Nannie Jeter, David Simon
Awards: Winner of the 2012 Sundance Grand Jury Prize
This screening is part of the “Cultures of Incarceration Series”, presented by the Center for Law, Justice and Culture at Ohio University. “Cultures of Incarceration” is a three-film series showing at the Athena this spring and features three titles: THE HOUSE I LIVE IN, INTO THE ABYSS, and FOLLOW ME DOWN.
The House I Live In
As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans. Over forty years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before.
“A model of the ambitious, vitalizing activist work that exists to stir the sleeping to wake.”–Manohla Dargis, New York Times