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Dogwoof Global takes on “The House I Live In”

Dogwoof Global has acquired the international distribution rights, excluding North America, to Eugene Jarecki's examination of America's war on drugs and the role incarceration plays within it.
October 4, 2012

Dogwoof Global has acquired the international distribution rights, excluding North America, to Eugene Jarecki’s The House I Live In.

The deal was brokered between Dogwoof Global and Charlotte Street Films, the production company behind Jarecki’s film about America’s drug war. The project was funded by a number of international sources, including BBC, ITVS, ZDF, NHK, SVT and VPRO.

The Sundance grand jury prize-winning film will have a UK release on November 23.

As Jarecki told realscreen earlier this year during Sundance, he views the film as “the labor of love that came out of my own personal experience, and that I felt was dealing with a subject of incalculable urgency.”

Vesna Cudic,  international TV sales and acquisitions at Dogwoof Global, said: “The House I Live In is an extraordinary film. We are delighted to bring such a heavyweight title into our fold.”

The House I Live In will be released theatrically in North America by Abramorama, while SnagFilms will distribute the doc digitally.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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