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""Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!""
— Unknown

Saturday, June 18, 2011

We Were Here: The AIDS Years in San Francisco

I was invited to attend the screening of the documentary We Were Here (Produced and directed by David Weissman; Editor/ co-director Bill Weber) at the Neon Movies last Thursday. Special Thanks to Brent Johnson and Josh Stucky for the invitation and to Jonathon McNeal for making it possible to see this powerful film right here in Dayton OH.
I don’t go to many movies but I am grateful that I had the opportunity to see this film. Regardless of your involvement with the gay community, this film makes an impact and can only leave you emotionally drained. The film is a series of interviews with six people who lived through the AIDS epidemic and devastation in San Francisco combined with images from the time. The images are powerful…they capture the love as well as the despair…and the devastation. If you have a chance to see this movie, do not miss it!
I hope that this movie continues to raise awareness that HIV/Aids is still affecting people…not just in San Francisco but right here in Dayton OH and across the world. And HIV/Aids is not limited to the gay community.
Watch the trailer: WE WERE HERE (trailer) from David Weissman on Vimeo.
For local HIV/Aids related information here in the Miami Valley, visit www.arcohio.org.