As the United States of America continues to get caught up in conflicts overseas, a far less visible war is taking place on home soil and is already taking a serious toll on the generations to come.
Since the War on Drugs was declared by President Richard Nixon back in 1971, it has accounted for more than 45 million arrests and has made the United States the worlds largest jailer and deeply wounded poor communities at home and abroad. However this being said it would appear that this effort has been in vain as the drugs on the streets today have never been cheaper, purer and more available than ever before.
Filmed in more than 20 states, this film accurately depicts the pain felt by individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. We hear from the dealers, mothers grieving, the narcotics officers, senators, those locked up and even from a federal judge.
The House I Live In provides us with a penetrating look inside America’s longest war, offering a definitive portrait and revealing its profound human rights implications.