We Were Here
CAST: Ed Wolf, Daniel Goldstein, Guy Clark DIRECTOR: David Weissman, Bill Weber
We Were Here documents the coming of what was called the "Gay Plague" in the early 1980s. It illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS epidemic as well as the broad political and social upheavals it unleashed. It offers a cathartic validation for the generation that suffered through, and responded to, the onset of AIDS. It opens a window of understanding to those who have only the vaguest notions of what transpired in those years. It provides insight into what society could, and should, offer its citizens in the way of medical care, social services, and community support.
We Were Here documents the epidemic through a powerful combination of first-hand testimony, archival photography and TV news footage.Peter Debruge, Variety
A simple, powerful act of bearing witness, We Were Here is a sober reminder of the not-too-distant past, when gays were focused not on honeymoon plans but on keeping people alive.Melissa Anderson, Village Voice