The House I Live In
In 2012 Eugene Jarecki Directed the documentary "The House I Live In". Among its executive producers is the Sanders Institute Fellow, Danny Glover.
This documentary investigates the War on Drugs in the United States - "In the past 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and destroyed impoverished communities at home and abroad." Ultimately, the film comes to the conclusion that criminalization of drugs has not been about the drugs themselves. Instead, it has been a "holocaust in slow motion" for certain populations in this country. "You have to understand the war on drugs has never been about drugs."
It looks into the lives of individuals on all sides of the equation - judges who are shackled by minimum sentences, prison guards and police whose communities and stations are supported by prisons and arrests, to individuals who are or were (inmates) involved in selling drugs and addicted to drugs.
*The official "The House I Live In" site can be found here with access to purchase the full documentary.