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The House I Live In -- An investigative look at America's war on drugs and its impact on the criminal justice system, with a focus on the experiences of Nannie Jeter, a former employee of filmmaker Eugene Jarecki's family.
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Eugene Jarecki
Christopher St. John (additional writing)
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Release Date:
5 October 2012 (USA) See more »
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In the past 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and destroyed impoverished communities at home and abroad. See more »
Plot:
From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy. | Add synopsis »
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3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Eugene Jarecki ... Himself, narrator, interviewer (voice)
Nannie Jeter ... Herself
Betty Chism ... Herself
Dennis Whidbee ... Himself
Elzie Hooks ... Himself, inmate, Lexington Correctional Center
Robert Wilson ... Himself

David Simon ... Himself, journalist
Michael Correa ... Himself
Gabor Mate ... Himself
Charles Bowden ... Himself
Mark W. Bennet ... Himself, judge, Northern District of Iowa
Maurice Haltiwanger ... Himself
Jim K. McGough ... Himself, Maurice Haltiwanger's defense attorney
Eric Franklin ... Himself, warden, Lexington Correctional Center
Don Walker ... Himself, inmate, Lexington Correctional Center
Larry Kastner ... Himself, inmate, Lexington Correctional Center
Mike Carpenter ... Himself, chief of security, Lexington Correctional Center
Michelle Alexander ... Herself

Charles Ogletree ... Himself
Anthony Johnson ... Himself
Jonathan Kaufman ... Himself
Mark Mauer ... Himself
David Steele ... Himself, instructor, Lexington Correctional Center
David Kennedy ... Himself
Richard Lawrence Miller ... Himself, historian (as Richard Miller)
Julius Wilson ... Himself
Carl Hart ... Himself, associate professor of psychology, Columbia University

Michael Bien ... Himself
Julie Stewart ... Herself, president, Families Against Mandatory Minimums
William Walter Wilkins ... Himself, federal judge (as William Wilkins)
Kevin Ott ... Himself, inmate, Lexington Correctional Center

Directed by
Eugene Jarecki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eugene Jarecki 
Christopher St. John  additional writing

Produced by
Roy Ackerman .... executive producer
David Alcaro .... executive producer
Joslyn Barnes .... executive producer
Sam Cullman .... producer
Daniel DiMauro .... archival producer
Kathleen Fournier .... co-producer
Nick Fraser .... executive producer
Danny Glover .... executive producer
Alexandra Johnes .... consulting producer
Shirel Kozak .... co-producer
John Legend .... executive producer
Brad Pitt .... executive producer
Melinda Shopsin .... lead producer
Russell Simmons .... executive producer
Christopher St. John .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Miller 
 
Cinematography by
Sam Cullman (director of photography)
Derek Hallquist (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Paul Frost 
 
Production Design by
Joe Posner 
 
Production Management
Kara Elverson .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Eric Di Stefano .... post-audio assistant
Christopher Koch .... sound mixer
Randy Matuszewski .... post-audio assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Boyd .... additional camera
Sam Cullman .... camera operator
Joe di Gennaro .... additional camera
Christopher Frierson .... additional camera
Robert Hatch-Miller .... additional camera
Taylor Krauss .... additional camera
Taylor Krauss .... camera operator
Christopher LI .... additional camera
Joe Posner .... additional camera
Étienne Sauret .... additional camera
David Sperling .... additional camera
Christopher St. John .... additional camera
Rob VanAlkemade .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Simon Barker .... additional editing
Daniel DiMauro .... additional editing
Benjamin Murray .... colorist
Anoosh Tertzakian .... additional editing: first assistant editor
 
Music Department
John McCullough .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Claudia Becker .... key advisor
Joe Beirne .... technical supervisor
Meg Charlton .... researcher
Nora Colie .... researcher
Ben Cortes .... production assistant
Daniel DiMauro .... head researcher
Edward Eglin .... creative consultant
Kara Elverson .... field correspondent
Sophia Figuereo .... production assistant
Kathleen Fournier .... field correspondent
Akil Gibbons .... production assistant
Nora Jaccaud .... creative consultant
Shirel Kozak .... researcher
Patrick O'Brien .... researcher
Dana O'Keefe .... sales agent
Melinda Shopsin .... field correspondent
Julia Simpson .... researcher
Christopher St. John .... field correspondent
Christopher St. John .... researcher
Robert Stein .... counsel: e & o
Anoosh Tertzakian .... researcher
Brendan Zoltowski .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Mary Clark .... thanks
Andrew Jarecki .... special thanks
Melvin Van Peebles .... thanks
 

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Mama Tried, 13 July 2013
Author: valis1949 from United States

THE HOUSE I LIVE IN (dir. Eugene Jarecki)

America has more of its citizens behind bars than in any other nation on the planet, and we presently have more Blacks incarcerated than were slaves in the Confederate States of America during the 1850's. And, America's misguided approach to the issue of illegal drugs is the single most important reason why so many of us are in prison.

These are only a couple of startling revelations from Eugene Jarecki's riveting documentary about America's terribly misguided War On Drugs. Clearly we have chosen to solve a health issue by creating a ridiculous legal and political policy based on an oxymoron called, 'the criminal justice system'. Racial scapegoating and a system based on 'prisons for profit' have allowed us to spend billions, yet more people use illegal drugs today than when the drug war first began. And, the quality of these drugs is infinitely superior.

No one, not the authorities or the criminals, seem to be satisfied with the status quo, and readily admit that the whole affair is an abject failure. But, the film shows how this suicidal social policy remains locked in place with no end in sight. Politicians campaign on making this nation drug free, and addiction rates soar and we can't seem to build jails quickly enough to fill them.

If there was ever a solution that was immeasurably worse than the problem, it is The War On Drugs. ABSOLUTE MUST SEE

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