Tuesday, June 12, 2012 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm EDT
The Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street, NYC
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Please join us for a wine-and-cheese reception, followed by a screening of 2012 Sundance winner for Best Documentary, The House I Live In, and a brief discussion to follow.
As America remains embroiled in overseas conflict, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans. For over forty years, the 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 are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than twenty 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?
Part of Philanthropy New York's Documentary Series.
- Eugene Jarecki, filmmaker
Funders, nonprofit colleagues, and other friends are invited to this reception, film screening, and panel discussion. All are welcome!