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Eugene Jarecki

American filmmaker

Eugene Jarecki is ...


Born 2000 in New Haven
Age 22 years, 6 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Father Henry Jarecki
Sibling Andrew Jarecki and Nicholas Jarecki
Occupation film producer and film director
Twitter username EugeneJarecki
Educated at Princeton University, New York University and Hackley School

About Eugene Jarecki

Eugene Jarecki is a visionary filmmaker whose work has explored the complexities of American society and politics. Born on December 31, 1969, in New Haven, Connecticut, Jarecki grew up in a family of activists and intellectuals. His father was a civil rights lawyer, and his mother was a social worker.

Jarecki's films often tackle weighty subjects, such as the war on drugs, the decline of American democracy, and the legacy of Elvis Presley. His 2005 documentary "Why We Fight" won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and was hailed as a powerful critique of American militarism.

In 2017, Jarecki released "The King," a documentary that explores the cultural and political significance of Elvis Presley. The film features interviews with musicians, historians, and cultural critics, as well as Jarecki's own road trip across America in Presley's 1963 Rolls-Royce.

Jarecki's work has been praised for its intelligence, insight, and emotional depth. In a review of "The King," Rolling Stone called Jarecki "one of the most important documentary filmmakers of our time."

Jarecki's films have also sparked controversy. His 2012 documentary "The House I Live In," which examines the impact of the war on drugs on American society, was criticized by some for its portrayal of law enforcement officials.

Despite the challenges he has faced, Jarecki remains committed to using film as a tool for social and political change. As he told The Guardian in 2017, "I'm not interested in making films that just entertain people. I want to make films that make people think and feel and act."


- "Eugene Jarecki: 'I'm not interested in making films that just entertain people'," The Guardian, June 30, 2017.

- "The King," directed by Eugene Jarecki, Oscilloscope Laboratories, 2017.

- "Why We Fight," directed by Eugene Jarecki, Sony Pictures Classics, 2005.

- "The House I Live In," directed by Eugene Jarecki, Charlotte Street Films, 2012.

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