UNREST

Co-presented with the Independent Film Festival Boston

 

Jennifer Brea, a Harvard PhD student is struck down by a mysterious fever that leaves her bedridden. She becomes progressively more ill, eventually losing the ability even to sit in a wheelchair, but doctors tell her it’s “all in her head.” Once Jennifer is diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), commonly called chronic fatigue syndrome, she and her new husband, Omar, are left to grapple with how to live in the face of a lifelong illness.  Jennifer goes on an inspiring virtual voyage around the world where she finds and gives voice to a hidden community.

Guest: Jennifer Brea

Moderator: Beth Teitell, Boston Globe Lifestyle Reporter


Screenings:

Thursday, October 12

7:30PM

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Film Info Info

Director:

Jennifer Brea

Producers:

Jennifer Brea, Lindsey Dryden, Patricia E. Gillespie, Alysa Nahmias

 

Length:

97 minutes

Year:

2017

Sponsors

Cross Insurance

Supporters

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