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The House I Live In

Old 10-08-12, 01:55 PM
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The House I Live In


From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.
This is a new documentary on the drug war I've been looking forward to for a while. It's in theatres now, though not on many screens.



<iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/J5W9idE5hqk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>



EDIT: anyone know why Youtube embeds don't work in this forum? It's about films after all.

Link to Youtube for the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5W9idE5hqk
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Old 10-08-12, 03:06 PM
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Looks like the yt tags work but not the cut and paste iframes.
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Hmmm. I tried the yt tags too and they wouldn't work for me.
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I'd really like to see that. I'll catch it on DVD.
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Old 10-09-12, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
Hmmm. I tried the yt tags too and they wouldn't work for me.
You did this?

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Don't post the web address, just the last code series.
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Old 10-13-12, 08:59 PM
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I saw the guy who's doing this on Real Time with Bill Maher a few weeks back and thought the documentary sounded pretty interesting. I'll check it out at some point.
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Old 10-17-12, 04:48 PM
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The director, Eugene Jarecki, was on The Daily Show last night:

Edit: Oh, fer fuck's sake, the embedding being disabled in this forum is fucking stupid. Go to http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tu...nterview-pt--1 to see the first part of the interview and to get the link for the second part.
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Old 10-17-12, 05:13 PM
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The director, Eugene Jarecki, was on The Daily Show last night:

Edit: Oh, fer fuck's sake, the embedding being disabled in this forum is fucking stupid. Go to http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tu...nterview-pt--1 to see the first part of the interview and to get the link for the second part.
Yeah I got some great responses on the topic of the embedding being screwed up in the thread I created to ask about it and try to get it resolved.



EDIT: That's a solid interview. Thanks for the link Supr.

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Old 01-17-13, 01:56 PM
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This is excellent. just so well done. I highly recommend it.

It's one of the top selling things on iTunes today. Go out of your way to see it.
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Old 01-18-13, 10:08 PM
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You can rent this on iTunes right now for $0.99.

Great doc, haunting by the end.
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This was fucking amazing.
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Old 01-27-13, 08:02 PM
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I twice had the opportunity to go see this at a "meet the filmmaker" event last year in Baltimore and couldn't make it to either one of them.

It's available for rent on Amazon as well.
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OK, just saw this a couple of nights ago (rental off of Amazon streaming). Overall, I was pretty disappointed. A much more powerful and convincing film could have been made on the subject than this. It had some terrific moments, but it failed to drive home its arguments.
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