Reel Justice Film Series: 'The House I Live In'
Tue, May 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Muvico Thousand Oaks 14
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, and the inmate to the federal judge. The film offers a penetrating look inside America’s longest war and reveals its profound human rights implications.
While recognizing the seriousness of drug abuse as a matter of public health, the film investigates the tragic errors and shortcomings and the effect on America’s poor and minority communities. Over 40 years, the war on drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer and impacted poor communities at home and abroad. Yet drugs are cheaper, purer and more available today than ever before.
Award-winning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki directed the film, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. His acclaimed book, The American Way of War: Guided Missiles, Misguided Men, and a Republic in Peril, was published in 2009.
After the screening, professionals will address different aspects of the drug war and field audience questions. Panelists are Bob Stockman, a chaplain for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department; Anthony Normore, chair of CLU’s Department of Educational Leadership and an expert on social justice issues; and Richard Brown, a member of the Ventura County Community Advisory Committee and a public advocate on crime, drugs and the California criminal justice system.
Admission is free. Muvico Thousand Oaks 14 is located at 166 W. Hillcrest Drive.
Center for Equality and Justice and Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlán
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