We Were Here
We Were Here is an exceptionally heartfelt documentary about the AIDS epidemic, specifically in San Francisco. It interviews a bunch of men who were there and one woman. I must tell you, in fairness, that I was in San Francisco during part of this time, so it’s particularly poignant for me. But what you’re must struck by is, number one, how articulate these people are talking about an incredibly emotional time in their lives and in the history of the United States, but also how raw the pain is after 30 years. All of them tear up during the stories and it’s an incredibly moving account of what it was to lose friends on a daily basis to a disease that nobody knew about and nobody understood. When they finally figured out what it was, to then face the discrimination from talking about quarantining people and that this was God’s judgement on them, it’s a really emotional and very intelligent documentary. Four stars.