'The House I Live In': movie review

( Unrated ) ( Monitor Movie Guide )

The analysis in Eugene Jarecki's documentary on the domestic war on drugs is too simplistic.

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'The House I Live In' is directed by Eugene Jarecki (pictured).

“The House I Live In,” Eugene Jarecki’s documentary about the domestic “War on Drugs,” makes the point that over the past 40 years, 40 million arrests have been made, making America the world’s largest jailer. Yet drugs are cheaper and more available than ever before.

Jarecki’s thesis is that law enforcement targets minority communities, but his analysis is far too simplistic. Since when did pushers become victims? Grade: C+ (Unrated.)

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