• We Were Here (2011)

We Were Here

Release Date: September 9th, 2011

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

During the 1970s, San Francisco became a safe haven for the gay and lesbian community, providing a place where one could live openly, away from discrimination. But, after almost a decade of celebration, the city was hit by a wave of shock and grief when it became ground zero of the AIDS epidemic, with hundreds of gay men falling victim to the disease. Director David Weissman explores the incredible story of love and loss through the eyes of five men and women who experienced it firsthand.

Director: David Weissman , Bill Weber

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Weissman Projects

Keywords: Transformation, Fall, Death, 1980s, Moving, 2010s, 1970s, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    There is no turning away from the screen. show more

  • 100
    Stephen ColeThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The most gripping war movie you'll see this year, We Were Here tells first-hand the story of how AIDS attacked San Francisco, killing more than 15,000. Whole peer groups were happy, healthy, and then dead in months. show more

  • 90
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    Director David Weissman brings a rewardingly fresh and personal perspective to the subject. show more

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