Part of the International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender program of SIT Abroad, we provide a screening of We Were Here, followed by a short discussion about the film. We Were Here documents the coming of what was called the “Gay Plague” in the early 1980s. It illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS epidemic as well as the broad political and social upheavals it unleashed. We Were Here evokes an epic history, through the intimate recollections of five longtime San Franciscans whose lives were transformed by the epidemic. The screening will be followed by a short discussion on the politics of HIV and AIDS with students and other participants.