T/F Global Journalist Forum: The House I Live In
In Person: Producer Melinda Shopsin
Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30pm
Director Eugene Jarecki, whose astonishing Why We Fight screened at T/F 2006, returns with a searing exploration of another big topic: the war on drugs. Winner of the top prize at this year's Sundance, The House I Live In carefully weaves together a rich panorama of subjects -- both first-hand participants (e.g. a Yonkers street dealer, a New Mexico border marshal) and erudite researchers (e.g. Harvard professor Charles Ogletree, the wonderfully pithy The Wire creator David Simon) -- to offer a startling, damning report of the war's origins, as well as its devastating impact on communities.
"Fearless. A model of the ambitious, vitalizing activist work that exists to stir the sleeping to wake." (Manohla Dargis, New York Times)
Join us for a screening and discussion of this provocative film, presented by True/False and the Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies. Making the night special will be a free-ranging panel after the film with producer Melanie Shopsin, 13th circuit court judge Gary Oxenhandler, Assistant Boone County Prosecutor Stephanie Morrell, and Imani Mission outreach director and co-founder Glenn Cobbins.