“The House I Live In” – July 8, 2016, 7pm
Followed by a discussion about the Prison Industrial Complex with Kevin Michael Key, member of Critical Resistance and Community Coordinator for LA Poverty Department.
Film synopsis: For over 40 years, the United State’s war on drugs has resulted in more than 45 million arrests, $1 trillion dollars in government spending, and the US’ role as the world’s largest jailer. Yet despite all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available. Filmed in more than twenty states, The House I Live In captures stories of people on the front lines — from the dealer to the grieving mother, from the narcotics officer to the senator, from the inmate to the federal judge — and offers a penetrating look at the profound human rights implications of America’s longest war.
Director: Eugene Jarecki Running time: 1h 48min
The Prison Industrial Complex
Kevin Michael Key, member of Critical Resistance and Community Coordinator for Los Angeles Poverty Department, will lead a discussion on the “Prison Industrial Complex”, a term used to describe overlapping interests of government and industry that use surveillance, policing, and imprisonment as solutions to what are, in actuality, economic, social, and political “problems.”