OCHS & NAACP to screen Sundance Film Festival winner The House I Live In on Feb. 26
The Oneida County Historical Society, in partnership with the Utica/Oneida County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), invites the community to a screening of the film The House I Live In on Tuesday, February 26 starting at 7 PM. The screening takes place in the society's main gallery at 1608 Genesee Street in Utica; refreshments will be served. A discussion will take place immediately following the screening, led by a panel of NAACP and community representatives.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the 51 minute documentary The House I Live In has been described as “…heart wrenching in its humanity . . . not only the definitive film on the failure of America’s drug war, but it is also a masterpiece filled with hope and the potential to effect change.”
From the website www.thehouseilivein.org: “Filmed in more than twenty states, The House I Live In captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America’s longest war, offering a definitive portrait and revealing its profound human rights implications . . . Beyond simple misguided policy, The House I Live In examines how political and economic corruption have fueled the war for forty years, despite persistent evidence of its moral, economic, and practical failures.”
This screening is part of the society’s effort to present topics that affect the past, present and future of the greater Mohawk Valley. Admission to this special Black History Month presentation is free; donations are encouraged.
The Oneida County Historical Society is a private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution and is dedicated to preserving history and promoting the culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley.