For over forty years, AmericaGÇÖs GÇ£War on DrugsGÇ¥ has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the worldGÇÖs largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs in America are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than twenty U.S. states, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN captures heart-wrenching stories at all levels of AmericaGÇÖs drug war - from the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge. Together, these stories pose urgent questions: What caused the war? What perpetuates it? And what can be done to stop it?
The House I Live in
The war on drugs is not about drugs at all