HARVARD -- "The house I live in" is a documentary that captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America 's War on Drugs.
From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America 's longest war, offering a definitive portrait and revealing its profound human rights implications.
While recognizing the seriousness of drug abuse as a matter of public health, the film investigates the tragic errors and shortcomings that have meant it is more often treated as a matter for law enforcement, creating a vast machine that feeds largely on America's poor, and especially on minority communities.
Beyond simple misguided policy, "The house I live in" examines how political and economic corruption has fueled the war for forty years, despite persistent evidence of its moral, economic, and practical failures.
The Harvard Unitarian Church will host a screening of this dramatic documentary on Sunday, July 7 at 10 a.m. Discussion and refreshments will follow the screening.