The House I Live In

Eugene Jarecki, Oct 5, 2012

Runtime 109 minutes

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.

The story of how the war on drugs impacts the American society since it started with Nixon in the early seventies and throughout the decades ever since. How the system makes druguse a crime and private jails a success by filling them up with the criminals created.

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Run From the Cure

Rick Simpson, 2008

Runtime 58 minutes

In 1997 after a serious head injury Rick sought relief from his medical condition through the use of hempoil. When Rick discovered that the hempoil cured cancers and other illnesses, he tried to share it with as many people as he could free of charge, curing literally hundreds of people. When the story went viral, the law snatched the medicine leaving Rick with charges of possessing and trafficking marijuana.