Date: Friday, October 25, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Building: Cudd Hall in Room 203
Location: uptown campus
The House I Live In is a 2012 documentary about America’s War on Drugs, featuring Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, among many others. While recognizing the seriousness of drug abuse as a matter of public health, the film examines how the war has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad for over forty years. Despite these facts, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than twenty states, The House I Live In captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of the War on Drugs: from the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge. The film offers a penetrating look inside the United States’ longest war, offering a definitive portrait, revealing its profound human rights implications, and demonstrating evidence of its moral, economic, and practical failures.
A Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner, the film was described by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the most important pieces of nonfiction to hit the screen in years,” while Forbes magazine wrote that it “should be seen by everybody.” Directed by Eugene Jarecki, and executive produced by Danny Glover, John Legend, Brad Pitt, and Russell Simmons. (108 minutes)
Lunch will be served, and space is limited. To attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21.
Presented as part of the Tulane Reading Project.
Sponsored by: Reading Project, Newcomb-Tulane College as well as Cocurricular Programs
Attendance: Tulane community
Open to: Faculty, Staff, Undergraduates
Please RSVP by Monday, October 21, 2013 via email to email@example.com
For more information send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 504-865-5728
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