Filmmaker Susan Koch explores the impact of the AIDS crisis in Washington, D.C., in the documentary “The Other City” and offers a penetrating glimpse into the city that tourists rarely see, as well as the people who are living with the disease, survivors dealing with their loss (some of whom are also HIV-positive) and those working to make a difference through education and needle exchange programs. Behind all the stories of heartbreak, loss, and struggle there are also the incredible, encouraging stories of the people behind grassroots movements to extend education, combat stigmas, and spread hope. This eye-opening and inspiring documentary tells the unseen and unheard stories behind the epidemic in our nation's capital. From a mother of three who has used her plight with government housing as motivation to campaign for reform, to a former drug addict now advocating for funding of needle exchange programs on Capitol Hill, to the self-described "privileged" young people volunteering at Joseph's House shelter
“The Other City” was an official selection at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.