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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | We Were Here | Clip 1 | PBS

Duration: 01:07
Program: Independent Lens #1326
Broadcast Date: Jun. 14, 2012

Premiering June 14, 2012. Check local listings: www.pbs.org In the early years of the epidemic, delegations of people living with AIDS began going to Washington DC to raise awareness about the impact of the disease and to lobby for more research and treatment of the disease, as we see in this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary, We Were Here. About the film: When AIDS came to San Francisco in the early 1980s, the city became a war zone. Friends and family members were struck down in their prime by a mostly mysterious illness for which there was no cure. But the community — hippies, drag queens, lesbians, moms and dads, doctors and nurses — came together when the nation's leaders looked the other way and built an unprecedented system of love, care, and compassion. Their tireless fight is a testament to the capacity of people working together to rise to an unthinkable occasion. Learn more about "Independent Lens": www.pbs.org Watch "Independent Lens" films online: video.pbs.org

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Post Date: June 8, 2012