By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 30, 2012 at 11:58AM
With powerful and probing films like "The Trials of Henry Kissinger," "Why We Fight" and "Reagan," documentarian Eugene Jarecki has turned a critical eye to some of the most fundamental political and social issues on the American landscape, and he's done it again with his latest effort, "The House I Live In."
We're unveiling the exclusive poster for the upcoming film, and it promises to be another riveting exploration of a subject that has gone on the backburner a bit in the national conversation. The film, which won the Grand Jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival in January, delves into the so-called "war on drugs," looking deeply into its systemic failures, exposing the true human cost of the current approach and offering inspiring solutions for change. Jarecki talks to activists, prisoners, legal experts, journalists and more to paint an expansive portrait of the subject. Yes, this one sounds like it's going to be conversation starter, and riding on some strong buzz out of Park City, it's one you'll want to keep an eye out for this fall.
"The House I Live In" opens on October 5th. You can check out the official website right here, the full poster below, and keep an eye out for the trailer which is arriving soon.