World AIDS Day Screening: WE WERE HERE

World AIDS Day Screening: WE WERE HERE

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Partnership Project is honored to show WE WERE HERE on World AIDS Day (December 1st) @ 6:30 p.m. at the Clinton Street Theater. Join us for this important film that looks at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, what we lost and how community comes together to support one another.

We are pleased to be joined by Daniel Goldstein, who appears in the film. After the film there will be an opportunity for reflection and Q&A with Daniel.

On World AIDS Day we honor those who came before us, who fought through the early days of the epidemic. We especially honor those who lost their lives while advocating and waiting for the scientific advances and treatment we have today. We also honor those living with HIV and those who stand beside them.

Through access to HIV testing, medical care, support services, and possibly a vaccine, we could end new HIV infections in our lifetime. Even then we will remember and share the vital stories of where we have come from, what was lost, and the incredible power of community.

Please join us with an open mind and heart - a box of tissues won't hurt.

The Staff of OHSU Partnership Project

https://www.ohsu.edu/partnership-project

Contact us at pproject@ohsu.edu or 503-230-1202

 

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WE WERE HERE
Director: 
David Weissman, Bill Weber
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2011
Runtime: 
90 minutes

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. We Were Here evokes an epic history, through the intimate recollections of five longtime San Franciscans whose lives were transformed by the epidemic."

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, and how the City's inhabitants dealt with that unprecedented calamity. It explores what was not so easy to discern in the midst of it all - the parallel histories of suffering and loss, and of community coalescence and empowerment. Though this is a San Francisco based story, the issues it addresses extend not only beyond San Francisco but also beyond AIDS itself. WE WERE HERE speaks to our societal relationship to death and illness, our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and the importance of community in addressing unimaginable crises.

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