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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.


David Weissman, Bill Weber (co-director)
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Credited cast:
Ed Wolf Ed Wolf ... Self (as Ed) (as Ed Wolf)
Daniel Goldstein Daniel Goldstein ... Self (as Daniel) (as Daniel Goldstein)
Guy Clark Guy Clark ... Self (as Guy) (as Guy Clark)
Eileen Glutzer Eileen Glutzer ... Self (as Eileen) (as Eileen Glutzer)
Bobbi Campbell Bobbi Campbell ... Self (archive footage)
Mervyn Silverman Mervyn Silverman ... Self - S.F. Health Director (archive footage) (as Dr. Mervyn Silverman)
Jerry Falwell ... Self - The Moral Majority (archive footage) (as Rev. Jerry Falwell)
Cleve Jones ... Self (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Boneberg Paul Boneberg ... Self


'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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The AIDS Years in San Francisco


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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 »


References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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9 March 2016 | by menzkmSee all my reviews

Kate Menz Riggs/Welte Humanities II 5 March 2016 We Were Here Review

This documentary has powerful insight about LGBT rights and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It is a very heart touching documentary of four gay men who lived and survived through the entire HIV/AIDS epidemic and are here now to share not only their stories, but all of their friends' and families' that died from this horrible, extravagant disease. In the 1970's, San Francisco was the place all gay men wanted to go. There were streets dedicated to them such as Castro Street and gay sex was highly encouraged, it was a place for gay people to really live, and these four men and directors, David Weissman and Bill Weber give a phenomenal look on what it was really like. When the "disease that hit the gays" hit San Francisco it hit hard. The four men will say "people dropped like flies," and the depth and detail their stories provide people with a true visual of the catastrophe. One step at a time, the sense of community grows larger and larger in not only the gay people that were getting sick, but the thousands of volunteers spending their time to help them. This film gives you a real perspective of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and really how the LGBT community was affected by it. We Were Here will offer the true inside look on the AIDS epidemic.

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September 2011 (USA) See more »

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