David Weissman's critically-acclaimed documentary, 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. Offering an intensely personal account of five individuals whose lives were forever transformed by the tragedy of AIDS, and the use of archival footage, photographs, and news stories to set the context, this powerfully moving documentary offers a tribute to an era of tremendous suffering, loss and resilience.
The five individuals are: Ed, the misfit who found his place in the gay community by volunteering with people with AIDS early in the epidemic; Daniel, the Jewish artist who felt he had found his true family among San Francisco's gay men and then lost them all within a few painful years; Paul, the high-profile political activist; Guy, the big-hearted, philosophical black flower vendor; and Eileen, the nurse who served at ground zero of the epidemic and stuck with it with grit and compassion to the end. While this is a chronicle of a devastating epidemic, it is also a tale of perseverance, support, and ultimately hope; where ordinary citizens had the chance to be heroes, even in the smallest of ways. Ultimately, this documentary 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. We Were Here was a Documentary Nominee at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards.
Region Code: 4
Rating: Exempt from Classification
Time: 90 minutes
This DVD Release Date: 2012
Presentation: NTSC, 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen, Colour, Dolby Digital 2.0
Language: English, None
DVD Extras: None