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We Were Here (2011)

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A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis.

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David Weissman, Bill Weber (co-director)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ed Wolf Ed Wolf ... Himself (as Ed) (as Ed Wolf)
Daniel Goldstein Daniel Goldstein ... Himself (as Daniel) (as Daniel Goldstein)
Guy Clark Guy Clark ... Himself (as Guy) (as Guy Clark)
Eileen Glutzer Eileen Glutzer ... Herself (as Eileen) (as Eileen Glutzer)
Bobbi Campbell Bobbi Campbell ... Himself (archive footage)
Mervyn Silverman Mervyn Silverman ... Himself - S.F. Health Director (archive footage) (as Dr. Mervyn Silverman)
Jerry Falwell Jerry Falwell ... Himself - The Moral Majority (archive footage) (as Rev. Jerry Falwell)
Cleve Jones ... Himself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Boneberg Paul Boneberg ... Himself
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'We Were Here' is the first film to take a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco, and how the City's inhabitants dealt with that unprecedented calamity. It explores what was not so easy to discern in the midst of it all - the parallel histories of suffering and loss, and of community coalescence and empowerment. Though this is a San Francisco based story, the issues it addresses extend not only beyond San Francisco but also beyond AIDS itself. 'We Were Here' speaks to our societal relationship to death and illness, our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and the importance of community in addressing unimaginable crises. Written by Anonymous

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gay | aids | empowerment | illness | death | See All (135) »

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The AIDS Years in San Francisco


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bili smo ovde See more »

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Weissman Projects See more »
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Bobbi Campbell was known as the first person to publicly admit being infected with AIDS, although at that time, it was being referred to as the "mysterious gay cancer". See more »

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Archival Photos: "many unknown photographers" See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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An Amazing Work
20 September 2011 | by vacaville-shaneSee all my reviews

An amazing work. I just saw this with a friend who was too young to really remember what was going on in the late 80's and 90's. We both cried throughout the film, a good thing. It was a healing response for me, having lost too many friends and acquaintances. I am plenty grateful for this opportunity to hear the "survivors'" share in hindsight with such clarity. I knew what was going on in San Francisco proper through others' experiences, but nothing nearly as comprehensive as this film. My experience was in the military and my friends' being sent home when they tested positive ('86-'88), which was a death sentence at that time and then in the Montrose in Houston after the military. Thank you so very much for making this difficult but vital film. It will stand as a powerful reminder of what was and teach generations to come.


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