Published on Nov 19, 2012
Eugene Jarecki hopes his documentary The House I Live In can change public opinion and raise awareness on drug policy and the war on drugs. Eugene chats about the success of his Move Your Money campaign, encouraging people to move money from Too Big To Fail banks to smaller community banks, and how he'd like to have a similar grassroots impact on drug policy. Watch exclusive preview & clip from The House I Live In http://youtu.be/h6CQh5U_VSQ
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Eugene Jarecki chats about his documentary The House I Live In, how BBC Storyville Commissioning Editor Nick Fraser gave him the opportunity to make the film and how this encouraged others including the Sundance Documentary Fund and Arte to support his project. Eugene outlines some shocking statistics, including how African-Americans are disproportionately represented in the number of people imprisoned for drug offences. He describes how crack offences have historically been punished 100 times more severely than powder cocaine offences and how 90% of those processed in the federal prison system for crack crimes are black. Eugene Jarecki hopes his movie helps people see drugs as a health and recreational issue, rather than a criminal one.
The House I Live In trailer preview clip spoiler soundtrack and teaser http://youtu.be/p6eVxRk11go. Eugene Jarecki has also directed Why We Fight and Freakonomics, Reagan and The Trials of Henry Kissinger and appeared on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, Democracy Now, Fox and Friends.
Thanks to Sundance London Film and Music Festival http://www.sundance-london.com