Documentary “The House I Live In” showing April 15
The award-winning documentary film "The House I Live In" is shown Monday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Cinema on the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus. The program is free and a discussion follows the film.
For more than 40 years, America has waged the War on Drugs. With over 45 million arrests made, this war has made the United States the world's largest jailer, and has damaged poor communities at home and abroad. And yet, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more plentiful today than ever before.
Without minimizing the serious damage illegal drugs and drug abuse have done to public health, "The House I Live In" investigates the tragic errors and shortcomings that have meant drug usage is more often treated as a matter for law enforcement, creating a vast machine that feeds largely on America's poor, and especially on minority communities.
The recipient of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, "The House I Live In" captures the heart-wrenching stories of individuals at all levels of America's War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, this film offers a penetrating look inside America's longest war, offering a definitive portrait and revealing its profound human rights implications.This program is co-sponsored by the UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series, a program of the College of Arts and Humanities, the UW-Parkside Sociology/ Anthropology Dept., Congregations United to Serve Humanity (CUSH), Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC) and WISDOM'S 11X15 for Safer and Healthier Communities Campaign. For more information, call CUSH at 262-564-8223.