Maysles Cinemas is hosting an important screening and discussion on the War on Drugs. Yes, it is a great success that the crime rates in neighborhoods like Harlem have fallen with more intensive policing, but without a doubt the War and Drugs has cost a great toll on the destruction of individuals and families.
We at Morningsider look forward to the discussion and love to hear your thoughts. Below is info on the screening.
|Maysles Cinema Screening of The House I Live In
Eugene Jarecki, 2012, 108 min.
As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans. Over forty years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. With Michelle Alexander (Author,”The New Jim Crow”), Shanequa Benitez, Mark Bennett, Charles Bowden, Mike Carpenter and David Simon (Creator, The Wire). Directed by Eugene Jarecki (The Trials of Henry Kissinger, Why We Fight, Freakonomics and Reagan).
Post-screening speakers and panel discussions to be announced.
Maysles Cinema is located at 343 Malcolm X Blvd / Lenox Ave (Between 127th and 128th Street. Contact by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (212) 582-6050