One of the more explosive documentary films premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in January was The House I Live In, a film chronicling one of America’s longest and most devastating wars – the War on Drugs. Directed by Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) and executive produced by Danny Glover, John Legend and Russel Simmons, this film serves as an embarrassing expose of America’s underlying motives for continuing to fund the massive and costly war. As the film’s tag line says, “The War on Drugs has never been about drugs.” In the same way that Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow: mass incarceration in the age of color-blindness, has proven to be a catalyst in the movement to abolish the Prison Industrial Complex, The House I Live In has the potential to do the same on an even larger scale. Watch the movie trailer below, share it with as many people as you can and be sure to pick up a copy of the DVD which hit stands July 2.
For more information, visit the film’s official website, TheHouseILiveIn.Org