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"The House I Live In," a 2012 Grand Jury Sundance award-winning documentary about the drug war, opens tonight in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The ACLU of Massachusetts is proud to co-sponsor the screening tonight at Kendall Square cinema, where Director Eugene Jarecki will answer questions after the film.
The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice (CHHIRJ), a co-sponsor of tonight's event, describes the film:
"In The House I Live In," Jarecki turns his lens on the devastating economic and social consequences of America's domestic war on drugs. Over the past 40 years, the war on drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and destroyed impoverished communities at home and abroad. Yet drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever. What went wrong and what can be done?