Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - As part of their "Every Tuesday Night Film" series, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad presents 2012's Award winning film The House I Live In. The documentary will be shown at the Paradise Community Center on February 18th, at 7 pm.
The House I Live In - "Why We Fight" director Eugene Jarecki shifts his focus from the military industrial complex to the War on Drugs in this documentary exploring the risks that prohibition poses to freedom, and the tragedy of addicts being treated as criminals. In the four decades since the War on Drugs commenced, more than 45 millions of addicts have been arrested - and for each one jailed, another family is destroyed. Meanwhile, the prisons in America are growing overcrowded with non-violent criminals, and illegal drugs are still being sold in schoolyards. By examining just where it all went wrong, Jarecki reveals that a solution is possible if we can just find it in ourselves to be compassionate, and see past the decades of paranoia and propaganda.
Gates open at 6:00 pm and all films begin at 7:00 pm.
Don't miss your chance to see this fascinating film, presented by the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad. Advance tickets are available prior to the show Tuesday through Saturday between 9:30 am and 2 pm at the Paradise Community Center for donation of $60 pesos. Tickets are available at the door on Tuesday night for $70 pesos. The movie starts at 7 pm but we invite movie-goers to come at 6 pm and enjoy the food vendors at the Community Center and eat before the show. Wine, beer and other refreshments are also available.
Paradise Community Center is located at 127 Pulpito, directly across from Coco's Kitchen. For further information, contact Tobe Jensen tjensen1942(at)hotmail.com or David and Judy snowkamp1(at)yahoo.com.
Due to expectations of high attendance and to help us make the films enjoyable for all, we encourage you to buy your tickets in advance. This will help us to anticipate the turn out for each film. We also suggest that you arrive early. The doors to the theater portion of the center open at 6:30 at which time you can enter and save a seat.
For more information about the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad, click HERE. For local assistance, contact Dee Dee Camhi, Chair, at rdcamhi(at)mac.com.