The documentary "A Place in the City" follows three activists to examine how HIV/AIDS plays out in the everyday lives of New Yorkers today and how community groups work to remake home as a space of caretaking, housing, and family. The film was originally featured in the Museum of the City of New York's 2017 exhibition, AIDS at Home: Art and Everyday Activism, which explored how artists and activists navigated the political stakes of domestic life in the face of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, from the early 1980s to the present.
The documentary was also featured at NewFest, the New York LGBT Film Festival, in 2017, the LGBT Toronto Film Festival in 2018, and in public programs at The Broad, Los Angeles, and the Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.
Directed by Nate Lavey and Stephen Vider
Featuring Ted Kerr and What Would and HIV Doula Do?; Wanda Hernandez-Parks and VOCAL-NY; and Kia LaBeija
Producer: Stephen Vider
Cinematography & editing: Nate Lavey
Graphic Designer: Marissa Martonyi
Sound Recorder: Nemo Allen
Music: Jonathan Zalben
Museum of the City of New York, 2017