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The Unitarian Universalist Community Church is hosting a free screening of the award-winning documentary by Eugene Jarecki, "The House I Live In," which chronicles the human cost of the country's drug war. If you haven't seen it yet, I encourage you to do so. There will be a film forum after the screening. Details:
When: 7PM Saturday, Jan. 12
Where: Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica,
[masked]th St., Santa Monica
Synopsis from The Sundance Institute:
"Eugene Jarecki’s seminal film Why We Fight dissected the underbelly of the American war machine. Now, with scalpel-like precision, Jarecki turns his lens on a less visible war—one that is costing more lives, destroying more families, and quickly becoming a scourge on the soul of American society. In the past 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and destroyed impoverished communities at home and abroad. Yet drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever. Where did we go wrong, and what can be done?"
“Comprehensive in scope, heart wrenching in its humanity, and brilliant in its thesis, Jarecki’s new film grabs viewers and shakes them to their core. The House I Live In is not only the definitive film on the failure of America’s drug war, but it is also a masterpiece filled with hope and the potential to effect change. This film is surely destined for the annals of documentary history.” (Sundance 2012 Film Guide)
“I’d hate to imply that it’s your civic duty to see The House I Live In when it’s eventually released to theaters, but guess what — it is.” (Boston Globe)
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance 2012.
Web site with trailer: http://www.thehouseilivein.org/
Democracy Now! interview with director Eugene Jarecki and Nannie Jeter, who is featured in the film: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/1/31/the_house_i_live_in_new