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A new film, to premiere online via BAMPFA, explores how 8 Bay Area artists are surviving

A clear-eyed portrait of the Bay Area arts scene emerges from a dense fog bank of justified urban concerns in “Tell Them We Were Here,” a documentary receiving its world premiere Friday via Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives’ streaming platform. This hopeful yet realistic tour of the artist community offsets the prevailing worry that San Francisco’s artistic mojo is getting snuffed out due to skyrocketing rents and other Big City maladies.