Eugene Jarecki is an acclaimed filmmaker who has twice won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, first in 2005 for WHY WE FIGHT, an examination of America’s military-industrial complex, and again in 2012 for THE HOUSE I LIVE IN, an exploration of the origins and contemporary impact of the U.S. War on Drugs. His other films include REAGAN (HBO, 2011), THE TRIALS OF HENRY KISSINGER (BBC/Sundance, 2002) and FREAKONOMICS (Magnolia, 2010). Jarecki is also a public intellectual on domestic and international affairs, a Soros Justice Fellow and Senior Fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies.
As Founder and Executive Director of The Eisenhower Project, a public policy group dedicated to promoting greater public understanding of the forces that shape U.S. foreign and defense policy, he published the 2008 book The American Way of War: Guided Missiles, Misguided Men, and a Republic in Peril (Simon & Schuster). He is also the creator of Move Your Money, a viral video that sparked a national movement to shift personal banking away from “too big to fail” banks in 2010.
He has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Real Time With Bill Maher, Charlie Rose, The Colbert Report, FOX News, CNN, among other programs and has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and GQ.