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'The House I Live In' doc turns critical lens on decades-long war on drugs

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Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki speaks at the "The House I Live In" screening and Q&A during Sudance London at Cineworld 02 Arena on April 27, 2012 in London, England. Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sundance/AEG Eu

Documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki has become something of a war reporter.

His acclaimed film, "Why We Fight," examined the origins and consequences of the so-called military industrial complex. His new film, "The House I Live In," turns a lens on a different sort of war, America's war on drugs.

In a sprawling narrative that weaves together history and personal stories, Jarecki brings us a penetrating look at the decades-long battle against drugs.

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