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Hutton Honors College

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America's longest war? It's the war on drugs.

The House I Live In

a Documentary About America's War on Drugs
Awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

Undergraduate Fireside Chat with Film Producer David Kuhn

Monday, March 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Hutton Honors College Great Room (811 E. Seventh St.)
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below

Screening of The House I Live In

Monday, March 4, 7 p.m.
Jordan Hall 124
Free and open to the public, with Q&A to follow


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.

David Kuhn, a former public defender and a producer and attorney for the documentary The House I Live In, will be in the Hutton Honors College Great Room on Monday, March 4, for a Fireside Chat about his experiences with the war on drugs as well as his work in film, photography, television, and online media. Kuhn has an undergraduate degree in economics from Harvard and a law degree from IU. The event will provide an opportunity to meet an IU alumnus who has had an interesting and varied career and who has played a key role in a highly acclaimed documentary about a public policy that has had far-reaching and unintended consequences, David Kuhn.

SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this undergraduate event, please e-mail Anna Duquaine (aduquain@indiana.edu), indicating you wish to sign up for the "David Kuhn" chat and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. The Fireside Chat is open to any IU undergraduate through this sign-up process; but space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied.

Students, faculty, staff, and the general public are invited to a screening of The House I Live In at 7 p.m. in Jordan Hall 124. David Kuhn will be available after the viewing for a Q&A session. This event is co-sponsored by the Black Film Center/Archive, Department of American Studies, Department of Criminal Justice, Hutton Honors College, Maurer School of Law, Political and Civic Engagement Program, Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, and School of Public and Environmental Affairs.


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