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The House I Live In (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 5 October 2012 (USA)
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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.

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Eugene Jarecki

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Eugene Jarecki, Christopher St. John (additional writing)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eugene Jarecki ... Self - Narrator / Interviewer
David Simon ... Self - Creator, The Wire
Shanequa Benitez Shanequa Benitez ... Self
William Julius Wilson William Julius Wilson ... Self - Harvard University (as Prof. William Julius Wilson)
Glendon Goldsboro Glendon Goldsboro ... Self - Providence Police (as Lt. Glendon Goldsboro)
Fabio Zuena Fabio Zuena ... Self - Providence Narcotics
David Kennedy David Kennedy ... Self - John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Michael Correia Michael Correia ... Self - Commanding Officer, Narcotics (as Lt. Michael Correia)
Charles Bowden Charles Bowden ... Self - Investigative Reporter
Gabor Mate Gabor Mate ... Self - Physician, Addiction Expert (as Dr. Gabor Maté)
Mark W. Bennett Mark W. Bennett ... Self - U.S. Federal Judge (as Hon. Mark Bennett)
Maurice Haltiwanger Maurice Haltiwanger ... Self - ID# 03678-029
Jim K. McGough Jim K. McGough ... Self - Maurice's Lawyer (as Jim McGough)
Eric Franklin Eric Franklin ... Self - Lexington Corrections Center (as Warden Eric Franklin)
Mike Carpenter Mike Carpenter ... Self - Chief of Security, Lexington Corrections
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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.

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Himself - Physician, Addiction Expert: America's drug problem - a result of hundreds of years of history, economic policy, social policy, and misunderstanding. So let's not make the most physical manifestation of it - that is to say, people being out there on the street and using - the problem. It's not the problem. It's simply a manifestation of the problem. It's simply a symptom. It's sort of like saying that the problem with pneumonia is that you cough. "Let's suppress the cough, and that's okay." Well you can suppress the cough....
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FREE BIRD
Written by Allen Collins and Ronnie Van Zant
Published by Songs of Universal
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Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Courtesy of Geffen Records
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The House I Live In
14 October 2012 | by kmartin108See all my reviews

This is a compelling documentary. Please see it. The drug war that results in mass incarceration is probably the most critical emerging issue of our time. If you care about humanity, and if you care about the economics of our country, then go see this film.

The filmmakers seamlessly describe the complexities that underly the drug war and mass incarceration. Then they show the devastating unintended consequences of this misguided policy approach. Finally, they raise important questions that will help to craft a new way forward.

I am going to do my part to get as many people that I can to see this film. I'm posting it on Facebook, I'm writing reviews, and I'm telling people about it in my capacity as a trainer in child welfare.

The filmmakers deserve a huge thank you for calling out the ugly truth of the drug war in a way that we can understand it, and do something about it.


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Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Ghetto: Mayaku-sensô to sabetsu no rensa See more »

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New Haven, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$16,453, 7 October 2012

Gross USA:

$210,752

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$219,159
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