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AIDS Documentary We Were Here Shortlisted for Oscar

  • metta8 Posts: 23128
    QUOTE Nov 28, 2011 10:01 PM GMT
    "accomplished what every good documentary aspires to — sparking a dialogue, here between survivors of that era and a younger generation of gay men who are often afraid to ask about the AIDS crisis."

    "We cried pretty much every day in the editing room, but there was a point where we realized we weren’t crying at sadness, we were crying at beauty. Partly the beauty that was being expressed on-screen but partly a realization of what it might generate, the healing capacity of the film."

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/11/28/AIDS_Documentary_We_Were_Here_Shortlisted_for_Oscar_Consideration/


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  • metta8 Posts: 23128
    QUOTE Nov 28, 2011 10:09 PM GMT

    Screenings:
    http://wewereherefilm.com/screenings/

    http://wewereherefilm.com/

    WE WERE HERE (trailer) from David Weissman on Vimeo.

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    QUOTE Nov 29, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    WOW.. I'd rally like to see this film! Thanks!
  • idubya Posts: 14
    QUOTE Dec 26, 2011 4:44 AM GMT
    Weeped through the majority of this film when it played in Toronto. I recommend it to everyone.
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    QUOTE Jan 01, 2012 9:24 PM GMT
    I don't need to see such a film. I stood stead fast by the gay community during the Gay Plague Era, when so many gays died, and also ran and hid and did not at all to help out; now many of them want a badge.

    No I have my own story to tell about this Era, and sadly the truth is not always nice, nor is our now Gay History.

    What got me is that many of the gay leftist Americans, who helped the spread of AIDS by not wanting to be pro active in stoping the spread of it; like closing down the bathhouses in SF, for fear of taking a step backwards in their sexual revolution, latter wanted to blame President Reagan for the actions; thus deaths on their hands.
  • theantijock Posts: 8992
    QUOTE Jan 03, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    http://articles.sfgate.com/2004-06-08/opinion/17428849_1_aids-in-san-francisco-aids-research-education-cases
    ...A significant source of Reagan's support came from the newly identified religious right and the Moral Majority, a political-action group founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell. AIDS became the tool, and gay men the target, for the politics of fear, hate and discrimination...

    ...Reagan's communications director Pat Buchanan argued that AIDS is "nature's revenge on gay men."

    ...Scientists, researchers and health care professionals at every level expressed the need for funding. The response of the Reagan administration was indifference....

    ...Writing in the Washington Post in late 1985, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, stated: "It is surprising that the president could remain silent as 6,000 Americans died, that he could fail to acknowledge the epidemic's existence....

    ...Reagan would ultimately address the issue of AIDS while president. His remarks came May 31, 1987 (near the end of his second term), at the Third International Conference on AIDS in Washington. When he spoke, 36,058 Americans had been diagnosed with AIDS and 20,849 had died. The disease had spread to 113 countries, with more than 50,000 cases....

    ...Dr. C. Everett Koop, Reagan's surgeon general, has said that because of "intradepartmental politics" he was cut out of all AIDS discussions for the first five years of the Reagan administration. The reason, he explained, was "because transmission of AIDS was understood to be primarily in the homosexual population...

    ...Revisionist history about Reagan must be rejected. Researchers, historians and AIDS experts who know the truth must not remain silent. Too many have died for that....





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    QUOTE Jan 04, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    TrueBlueAussie saidObese pigs such as yourself need not comment in threads of this type. Begone and take your nastiness elsewhere.
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    QUOTE Jan 04, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
    TrueBlueAussie saidI don't need to see such a film. I stood stead fast by the gay community during the Gay Plague Era, when so many gays died, and also ran and hid and did not at all to help out; now many of them want a badge.

    No I have my own story to tell about this Era, and sadly the truth is not always nice, nor is our now Gay History.

    What got me is that many of the gay leftist Americans, who helped the spread of AIDS by not wanting to be pro active in stoping the spread of it; like closing down the bathhouses in SF, for fear of taking a step backwards in their sexual revolution, latter wanted to blame President Reagan for the actions; thus deaths on their hands.




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    QUOTE Jan 06, 2012 7:55 AM GMT
    credo said
    TrueBlueAussie saidI don't need to see such a film. I stood stead fast by the gay community during the Gay Plague Era, when so many gays died, and also ran and hid and did not at all to help out; now many of them want a badge.

    No I have my own story to tell about this Era, and sadly the truth is not always nice, nor is our now Gay History.

    What got me is that many of the gay leftist Americans, who helped the spread of AIDS by not wanting to be pro active in stoping the spread of it; like closing down the bathhouses in SF, for fear of taking a step backwards in their sexual revolution, latter wanted to blame President Reagan for the actions; thus deaths on their hands.




    You never cease to amaze me.


    Thank you, because life and humans never cease to amaze me either. But I suppose you had to of been there to of seen and survived what I did.
  • ozmuscle2 Posts: 934
    QUOTE Jan 06, 2012 8:30 AM GMT
    TrueBlueAussie saidI don't need to see such a film. I stood stead fast by the gay community during the Gay Plague Era, when so many gays died, and also ran and hid and did not at all to help out; now many of them want a badge.

    No I have my own story to tell about this Era, and sadly the truth is not always nice, nor is our now Gay History.

    What got me is that many of the gay leftist Americans, who helped the spread of AIDS by not wanting to be pro active in stoping the spread of it; like closing down the bathhouses in SF, for fear of taking a step backwards in their sexual revolution, latter wanted to blame President Reagan for the actions; thus deaths on their hands.


    WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP ...you well know mate if you were around at the time - and you claim to be a hero - that Australia took immediate action, engaged the gay community in very effective education programs - many delivered through bath houses.- who also set up free testing clinics - and these still operate today

    you keep peddling ridiculous statements that are blatantly false
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    QUOTE Jan 06, 2012 8:36 AM GMT
    ozmuscle2 said
    TrueBlueAussie saidI don't need to see such a film. I stood stead fast by the gay community during the Gay Plague Era, when so many gays died, and also ran and hid and did not at all to help out; now many of them want a badge.

    No I have my own story to tell about this Era, and sadly the truth is not always nice, nor is our now Gay History.

    What got me is that many of the gay leftist Americans, who helped the spread of AIDS by not wanting to be pro active in stoping the spread of it; like closing down the bathhouses in SF, for fear of taking a step backwards in their sexual revolution, latter wanted to blame President Reagan for the actions; thus deaths on their hands.


    WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP ...you well know mate if you were around at the time - and you claim to be a hero - that Australia took immediate action, engaged the gay community in very effective education programs - many delivered through bath houses.- who also set up free testing clinics - and these still operate today

    you keep peddling ridiculous statements that are blatantly false


    Off you toddle, then you were not there because you don't know that truth if you walked right into it. No go change that Nappie, because your full of shit mate. Some people just don't want to know the truth and want to remain blind to it. Remember you supported Kevin in 007 So prove to me it's not true. Go have a look many of the off centre left of the gay movment of America did blame President Reagan for blood that was really on their very own hands for not want to take a steep back on what they seen as their sexual revolution, no people were infected with HIV and died instead, and President Reagan had nothing to do with that; yet they blamed him anyways. Go watch And the band played on, take special note of the court scene.
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    QUOTE Jan 06, 2012 1:05 PM GMT
    One ponders how much of the truth have been rewritten to hid so much of the dark truth of that Era, that so many want to die with time. But I too have recorded my memories of this time and era, as I don't want the truth to be forgotten.