Oval Space Cinema Club
‘The House I Live In’
A film by Eugene Jarecki
(2012, USA – Dogwoof Release)
Followed by a Panel Discussion with Steve Rolles (Transform) and Other Special Guests
Grand Jury Prize Documentary Sundance 2012
Duration: 108 min.
Film starts at 7:30PM
Doors open 6:30pm – 11:30 pm
Organic popcorns, bar with hot drinks, quesadillas and other nibbles available… so feel free to come hang out for the evening.
For over forty years, America’s “War on Drugs” has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs in America are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than twenty U.S. states,
THE HOUSE I LIVE IN captures heart-wrenching stories at all levels of America’s drug war – from the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge. Together, these stories pose urgent questions: What caused the war? What perpetuates it? And what can be done to stop it?
Using the issues raised by Jarecki’s film concerning the damaging effects of the War on Drugs in the US, we hope ‘The House I Live In’ will act as a springboard for debate, turning the spotlight back on the UK by inviting the leading experts in the movement for Drug Policy Reform to partake in a panelist discussion. This film acts as a warning from over the pond, a wake up call that the war on drugs is not just a matter of government policy, but an issue of public concern.
- Steve Rolles (Senior Policy Analyst – Transform)
- Niamh Eastwood (Exectuive Director – Release)
- Annie Machon (ex- MI5/ Director of LEAP EUROPE)
- Cliff Askey (service manager for a support service for young substance misusers in Tower Hamlets)
Adult: £ 7
Concessions: £ 5 (with valid ID)