Join Ella Baker Center and The New Parkway Theater for a presentation of The House I Live In, a ground breaking documentary about the ravages and abuses of the War on Drugs. Running time 51 minutes, followed by a discussion and question. Buy Your Tickets
About the film:
As America remains embroiled in overseas conflict, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans. For over forty years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 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. Filmed in more than twenty states and shortlisted for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN captures heart-wrenching stories at all levels of America's 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?