AIDS: The Lives We Don't Know About

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A neighborhood in Washington, DC, close to the Capitol…

Most would agree that the fight against AIDS has made tremendous progress in nearly thirty years. But they would be surprised that in some parts of the United States, as far as AIDS goes, it’s still 1985.

Not far from the National Mall, the White House, and the Capitol Building sits another Washington, D.C., so close to tourist attractions and the halls of government that it seems like a parallel universe.

The feature-length documentary The Other City shines a light on this world and explores the lives of people dealing with AIDS and struggling with poverty and even homelessness, in the shadow of our government. The Other City puts real faces on an issue that most politicians, and most Americans, don’t even understand: The AIDS epidemic is still with us.