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Independent Lens | We Were Here | Clip 2 | PBS Premiering June 14, 2012. Check local listings: this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary, We Were Here, a nurse who treated patients during the early years of the AIDS epidemic describes how victims of the disease experienced rapid health declines, as they struggled with the onset of pneumonia and Karposi's sarcoma.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": "Independent Lens" films online:
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