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Date: 2010-09-17
Author: Elisabeth Grant

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Director Susan Koch allows fascinating individuals to tell their stories in her documentaries. Her subjects rise up to speak their truths, while she films them fighting the daunting battles each has in their lives. Two years ago in Kicking It, she followed seven men from around the world (from Afghanistan, to Kenya, to Ireland, to North Carolina, and elsewhere) competing in the Homeless World Cup street soccer tournament. Two years before that, she released Mario's Story, which follows a young Latino man, charged with murder, fighting to prove his innocence and save his own life. Koch's most recent film, The Other City, shines light on the AIDS epidemic in D.C. It focuses in on a wide range of individuals: gay and straight; African-American...(read more)
... Director Susan Koch allows fascinating individuals to tell their stories in her documentaries. Her subjects rise up to speak their truths, while she films them fighting the daunting battles each has in their lives. Two years ago in Kicking It, she fo ...
... the producer of The Other City, and I have spent a great deal of time in countries like South Africa, which has the highest rates of any country in the world. Obviously, it's a very different situation over there -- but there are some similarities i ...


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