Masters of Dox

The House I Live In

Eugene Jarecki
Screening time  
28.02. / Thursday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 5  
''The House I Live In'' captures heart-wrenching stories at all levels of America's drug war.

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?


Eugene Jarecki

Eugene Jarecki is an American award-winning filmmaker. In 2012, he has won Sundance Grand Jury awards for documentary The House I Live In. The film was screened at 2013 ZagrebDox. His prior film, Reagan (2011) won an Emmy Award. In 2010, Jarecki worked alongside Morgan Spurlock and Alex Gibney as director of a documentary film inspired by the bestselling book Freakonomics. Jarecki’s film Why We Fight, winner of the 2005 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and a Peabody Award, has been broadcasted in over forty countries, including 2006 ZagrebDox. The King (2017) is his latest documentary.

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The House I Live In

2012, 110', video

Directed by:
Eugene Jarecki

Screenplay by:
Eugene Jarecki

Sam Cullman, Derek Hallquist

Edited by:
Paul Frost

Robbert Miller

Melinda Shopshin

Produced by:
Charlotte St. Films

Festivals & Awards:

Sundance Film Festival 2012 – Grand Jury Prize – Best U.S Documentary Transatlantyk 2012 – Audience Award; IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2012; Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2012; AFI-Discovery Channel; Silverdocs 2012 – React To Film Social Impact Award; LA Film Festival 2012; Sundance London 2012; Sheffield Doc/Fest 2012; Jerusalem International Film Festival 2012; Melbourne International Film Festival 2012; WatchDocs Human Rights Film Festival 2012