— Indiana University
America's longest war? It's the war on drugs.
An Inside Look at America's Longest War
Screening and Discussion of The House I Live In
Tuesday, October 15, 6:30 p.m.
According to the filmmakers, "Over forty years, the War on Drugs [at an estimated cost of $1 trillion] has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made American the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. . . . " The film, which won Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, tells the stories of those caught up in this war "from the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge . . ." and explores "the profound human rights implications." From the website of The House I Live In, a film by Eugene Jarecki and executive producers Danny Glover, John Legend, Brad Pitt, and Russell Simmons. For more on the film and the history of the U.S. war on drugs, go here.
Students, faculty, staff, and the general public are invited to a
screening of The House I Live In at 6:30 p.m. in Collins LLC
Coffeehouse. A post-film discussion will be moderated by attorney Beth Cate,
a member of the faculty of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs;
and by Kahle Servies, the Collins CommUNITY Educator.
This program is co-sponsored by the Hutton Honors College and Collins
Living Learning Center.