November 27, 2012
Movie Screening: The House I Live In
Human Rights First invites you to the screening of the award-winning film THE HOUSE I LIVE IN on Tuesday, December 4, at 7 p.m. The screening will be followed by a discussion with acclaimed filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, who received the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival for this film. This event is free and open to the public. It is being offered as part of Human Rights First’s inaugural Summit. RSVP below. About the film: As America remains at war overseas, an invisible war is happening at home, inflicting untold damage on the future of America. For forty years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities. Despite this, drugs are more available today than ever before. Filmed across the country, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN documents all levels of America's drug war - from the dealers to narcotics officers and inmates to federal judges. These stories pose urgent questions: What caused the war? What perpetuates it? And how do we stop it? WHAT: THE HOUSE I LIVE IN Screening & Discussion with filmmaker Eugene Jarecki WHO: Eugene Jarecki, Award-winning filmmaker Sharon Kelly McBride, Dir. of Communications, Human Rights First – Moderator WHEN: December 4, 2012 at 7 p.m. WHERE: Georgetown Law, Hart Auditorium 600 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC (Non-students must use the 2nd Street Entrance to McDonough Hall) Hosted by Human Rights First, Georgetown Law Library and Georgetown Law’s Human Rights Action/Amnesty International and National Lawyers Guild.