Film Screening: The House I Live In

Note: Owing to severe weather advisories in the New York area, this event has been canceled, to be rescheduled at a later date. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Open Society Foundations hosts a screening of 2012 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner, The House I Live In, which examines America’s failed drug policy.

Eugene Jarecki’s The House I Live In was filmed throughout the United States and tells the story of Americans touched by the War on Drugs—from the dealer to the senator, the narcotics officer to the grieving mother, the prisoner to the federal judge. The film asks viewers to consider some of the most difficult questions concerning the U.S. drug war and modern American society. Has drug policy of the past 40 years made things better or worse? Is it really a war on drugs, or is it something else? Is there another way?

The House I Live In seeks, through compassionate inquiry, to promote public awareness of the history and contemporary mechanics of this crisis and to invigorate a national conversation about its reform.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Limited capacity, seating by reservation only. If you have registered but are no longer able to attend, please notify Jamie Wood at jwood@sorosny.org.

Date: October 29, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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