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Filmmaker Eugen Jarecki - The House I Live In

Young Student Center - Mabel Brown Room

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 · 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, Eugene Jarecki, will join the Keene State Community for a special viewing of his award winning documentary, The House I Live In, followed by Q and A with the filmmaker.

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. This powerful documentary won the 2012 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

In addition to his success with The House I Live In, Mr. Jarecki also won the 2005 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for Why We Fight. His other films include the Emmy award-winning Reagan (HBO, 2011), The Trials of Henry Kissinger (BBC/Sundance, 2002) and Freakonomics (Magnolia, 2010). In 2002, Jarecki wrote and directed the dramatic feature The Opponent for Lions Gate Films.

A public intellectual on domestic and international affairs, Jarecki has been named a Soros Justice Fellow at the Open Society Institute and a Senior Fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies. He has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Charlie Rose, The Colbert Report, FOX News, CNN, and many other broadcast outlets. He has also been featured in print in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and GQ among many others. In 2008 he published The American Way of War: Guided Missiles, Misguided Men, and a Republic in Peril (Simon & Schuster). He is the creator of Move Your Money, a 2010 online video that went viral, sparking a national movement to shift personal banking away from “too big to fail” banks in 2010. To date, more than 4 million Americans have “moved their money.” Jarecki currently serves as Founder and Executive Director of The Eisenhower Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to outreach in the areas of education and criminal justice reform.

Mr. Jarecki’s visit is sponsored by: The School of Sciences and Social Sciences, Mason Library, and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology. This even is free and open to the public. All interested individuals within and beyond the Keene Community are encouraged to attend.

Please contact Angela Barlow ( with any questions.

Free and Open to the Public
Angela Barlow
Categories: Film, Lecture/Presentation

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