Unrest

Nominee
Grand Jury Prize ~ Documentary
Sundance Film Festival
This is jaw-dropping stuff, made more profoundly disturbing by the fact that so little is known about the disease.

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Unrest

Jennifer Brea is about to marry the love of her life when she’s struck down by a mysterious fever that leaves her so ill she cannot even stand. When doctors tell her “it’s all in her head,” she turns her camera on herself, and discovers a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome. Together, Jen and her new husband, Omar, must find a way to build a life and fight for a cure.
Genre
Documentary, Health, Women and Film
Runtime
97
Language
English
Director
Jennifer Brea
Awards:
Nominee, Grand Jury Prize ~ Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Eric Kohn, Indiewire

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome — otherwise known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis — receives little exposure in the media and often goes misdiagnosed, even as it afflicts tens of thousands of people worldwide. Jennifer Brea’s stirring documentary “Unrest” goes a long way toward explaining the nature of the ...

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