|Courtesy of Cabin Films. Photo by Jonah Koch. Drug users in Washington, D.C. line up to receive clean needles.|
THE GET DOWN CAMPAIGN’S NO MORE STIGMA FILM SERIES PRESENTS THE OTHER CITY (Susan Koch, 2010)
343 Malcolm X Blvd. between 127th & 128th Sts.
Thursday, February 7, $10, cocktail reception 6:30, screening 7:30
Washington, DC, might be famous as a city filled with wealthy politicians, international ambassadors, ruthless lobbyists, and tourists visiting some of the finest cultural institutions and historical monuments in the world, but lurkng in the shadows is a very different story. As revealed in Susan Koch’s surprising documentary The Other City, the District of Columbia is in the midst of an HIV/AIDS epidemic that is actually on par with what many African nations are experiencing.