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We Were Here

USA, 2011, 90 min

Language: English with Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR:David Weissman

We Were Here is the first documentary to take a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco. It explores how the CityТs inhabitants were affected by, and how they responded to, that calamitous epidemic. Though a San Francisco-based story, We Were Here extends beyond San Francisco and beyond AIDS itself. It speaks to our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and to the incredible power of a community coming together with love, compassion, and determination.

Awards & Selections:

2011 Sundance and 2011 Berlinale Panorama Official Selections

2011 Best Documentary, Newport Beach Film Festival

2011 Best Documentary, Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

2011 Outstanding Documentary Feature, Los Angeles Outfest

2011 Independent Spirit Award Nomination: Best Documentary

2013 Emmy Nomination: Outstanding Historical Documentary

New York Times film critic Stephen Holden called We Were Here "One of the 10 best films of the year (2011)."



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