The House I live In – The “War on Drugs”
Filmed in more than twenty states, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN captures heart-wrenching
stories from 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, the
film offers a penetrating look inside America’s longest war—a definitive portrait
revealing its profound human rights implications.
The film recognizes the seriousness of drug abuse as a matter of public health, and
investigates the tragic errors and shortcomings that have meant this symptom is most
often treated as a cause for law enforcement, creating a vast machine that largely feeds
on America’s poor, and especially on minority communities. Beyond simple misguided
policy, the film examines how political and economic corruption have fueled the war for
40 years, despite persistent evidence of its moral, economic, and practical failures.