Documentary Offers Poignant and Disturbing Look at Devastating Impact of War on Drugs on Families and Communities</p>
Filmmakers Teaming Up with Advocacy Groups, Law Enforcement, Elected Officials across Country to Educate and Mobilize to End Disastrous War on Drugs</p>
SAN FRANCISCO—The Drug Policy Alliance, ACLU of California, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, and Californians United for a Responsible Budget will host a special screening of the thought-provoking documentary, “The House I Live In” on Monday, September 24 at 6 p.m. Immediately following the screening, there will be a Q&A session with the director, Eugene Jarecki, who is partnering with a vast array of advocacy groups, legislators and law enforcement to spread the film’s message about the disastrous consequences of the failed war on drugs. Other panelists include actor, Danny Glover, an executive producer of the film, Senator Mark Leno, and Dorsey Nunn, executive director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children. The discussion will be moderated by Lynne Lyman, California state director for the Drug Policy Alliance. The event is sponsored by the Rosenberg Foundation.
Since the 1970's the war on drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests and has cost more than $1 trillion. As a result, the United States has become the world’s largest jailer, and the high volume of drug arrests have destroyed low-income communities, creating a vicious cycle that must be stopped. Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki “The House I Live In” offers a poignant look inside US drug policy and it’s far reaching impact. Executive Producers include Danny Glover, John Legend, Russell Simmons, and Joslyn Barnes. The film will be opening in theaters in Los Angeles on October 12.
What: Community screening of “The House I Live In” (Immediately followed by a Q&A with director Eugene Jarecki and other special guests)
When: Monday, September 24, 6 p.m.
Where: Delancey Street, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94107
The House I Live In Official Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0atL1HSwi8&feature=player_embedded