Unrest

Unrest

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Unrest

Documentary on chronic fatigue syndrome by a disease sufferer - journalist and academic Jennifer Brea. Special Jury Prize-winner at Sundance.

"Jennifer Brea is an active Harvard PhD student about to marry the love of her life when suddenly her body starts failing her. Hoping to shed light on her strange symptoms, Jennifer grabs a camera and films the darkest moments unfolding before her eyes as she is derailed by M.E. (commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), a mysterious illness some still believe is “all in your head.” In this story of love and loss, newlyweds Jennifer and Omar search for answers as they face unexpected obstacles with great heart. Often confined by her illness to the private space of her bed, Jen is moved to connect with others around the globe. Utilizing Skype, she unlocks a forgotten community with intimate portraits of four other families suffering similarly." (Sundance Film Festival)

Winner of the Special Jury Prize for Documentary Editing (Kim Roberts, Emiliano Battista, Jennifer Brea), 2017 Sundance Film Festival
2017Rating: M, Suicide reference90 minsUK, USA
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Variety

Variety

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Consistently involving, with content diverse enough to avoid the tunnel-visioned pitfalls of diarist cinema.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Using her own experience with the syndrome as a springboard, Brea offers an affecting film that, when made available on video, will be embraced by the millions suffering CFS worldwide.

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Variety

Variety

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Consistently involving, with content diverse enough to avoid the tunnel-visioned pitfalls of diarist cinema.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Using her own experience with the syndrome as a springboard, Brea offers an affecting film that, when made available on video, will be embraced by the millions suffering CFS worldwide.

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