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Eugene Jarecki Screening, March 25th

March 24, 2012
Event Postcard for Screening
Event Postcard for Screening

There will be a screening of the documentary The House I Live In, Winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize on March 25th 2014 at 7:30PM in the Mabel Brown Room in the Young Student Center. The Film screening will be followed by Q & A with award-winning documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki.

The war on drugs is the longest and, arguably, most unsuccessful war in America’s history. After 40 years, $1 trillion in governmental spending, and more than 45 million arrests, America’s “success” is now as the world’s largest jailer. In The House I live In, Jarecki exposes harmful drug war myths and investigates the epic human costs of this unsustainable war. While promoting public awareness, this film also suggests innovative pathways to reforming America’s current drug policies.

Eugene Jarecki is the only Filmmaker to twice win the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize (Why We Fight in 2005 and The House I live In 2012.) His other films include the Emmy award-winning Reagan (HBO, 2001), The Trials of Henry Kissinger (BBC/Sundance, 2002), and Freakonomics (Magnolia, 2010.)

Please encourage your students to attend this important and exciting event!

Sponsored by the School of Sciences and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, Mason Library.