The Other City

Discovery

World Premiere

USA | 90 MINUTES | English |

THE OTHER CITY

Female Director(s), Documentary

Not far from the White House, the Capitol, and the National Mall lies a part of Washington, DC that the tourists never see and the mainstream media virtually ignores. At least three percent of DC is HIV positive, a staggering rate higher than parts of Africa. 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.

Festival alum Susan Koch's (Kicking It, TFF '08) 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, Koch smartly fixes on the positivity fueling these grassroots movements to remind us that the only unsolvable problems in this country are the ignored ones.


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Susan Koch and Susan Koch

Susan Koch is an Emmy- and Peabody-winning director of Kicking It, which premiered at the Festival, and City at Peace, which screened at film festivals worldwide and was broadcast on HBO. She co-directed and produced Mario's Story, which received the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Producer
Sheila C. Johnson
Co-Producer
Jose Antonio Vargas
Director
Susan Koch
Screenwriter
Jose Antonio Vargas
Editor
Jeff Werner
Director of Photography
Neil Barrett, Horacio Marquiinez
Executive Producer
Sheila C. Johnson, Michelle Freeman

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Tom Chiodo
Rubenstein Communications
New York, NY 10105
Phone: 212.843.8289
tchiodo@rubenstein.com
Technical Contact
Jeff Werner
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: 818 606-6220
wernitor@aol.com
Producer
Sheila Johnson
Middleburg, VA 20118
Phone: 703 879 7435
gritz@sal-farm.com