It was a terrifying, heartbreaking time, which decades later still seems unreal, even to those of us who lived through it. Yet from the horror, grief and anger, a powerful social and political community was forged. History tends to remember only the broad strokes, and a film like We Were Here reminds us that it's the many small, individual actions that create change and comprise community. It's the volunteer hospice buddy; the AIDS patient who spoke out; the nurse who stayed late, sitting with the dying man; or the local newspaper that published the shocking roll call of the dead. Screens as part of a mini-series of 2011 documentaries shortlisted for the 2012 Oscars.
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