Documentary filmmaker and author Jarecki will complete and promote a film about America’s failed “war on drugs.” The film will take a comprehensive look at the problem and examine policies that offer a new vision for the future.
Jarecki’s most recent film, Reagan, aired on HBO in February 2011. His other works include Why We Fight, which won the 2005 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and The Trials of Henry Kissinger, which was the winner of the 2002 Amnesty International Award. In addition to his work in film, Jarecki is also author of The American Way of War (2008); the founder and executive director of The Eisenhower Project, an academic public policy group, dedicated to studying the forces that shape American foreign policy; and is managing director of Charlotte Street Films. Formerly a senior visiting fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies, Jarecki speaks and lectures widely, and has appeared on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, NOW with Bill Moyers, the Tavis Smiley Show, BBC World, and others.