The Other City
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As the capitol of the most powerful nation on Earth, Washington D.C. is a city dominated by wealth and political influence, but when you move past the Beltway and haunts dominated by the Federal Government and those who serve it, a very different town emerges. The significant majority of Washington D.C.'s permanent residents are African-American and Latino, a large number are gay, and poverty, drug abuse and inadequate housing are all issues the city has struggled with for years. Since the early 1980s, D.C. has also dealt with another crisis, AIDS -- at least three percent of the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"All these individuals and organizations are deeply affecting in their attempt to better themselves and society against daunting odds."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"The most effective voices belong to those with H.I.V., all evincing a visceral sense of mission."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"Eye-opening...Serves as a severe indictment of those chiefly charged with providing political and moral leadership in the U.S."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
"The Other City takes a hidden, invisible Washington and shows us its face."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"[An] absorbing, alarming investigation into the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the nation's capital."
‑ Michelle Orange, Village Voice
"A discouraging documentary about the Chocolate City where HIV has been quietly decimating the ranks of the black community practically in the shadow of the White House."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"Its personal, newsmagazine touch will make your heart ache for its cross-section of humanity."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"A fascinating and damning glimpse inside a parallel universe that exists right in the heart of our nation's capital."
‑ Lauren Wissot, Slant Magazine
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