Unrest (12A) + Shorts + Q&A

Part of: Global Health Film Festival 2017

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Global Health Film Festival: Unrest

Twenty-eight-year-old Jennifer Brea is working on her PhD at Harvard, months away from marrying the love of her life, when she gets a mysterious fever, leaving her bedridden and looking for answers

Disbelieved by doctors yet determined to live, she turns her camera on herself and discovers a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome. 

At its core, Unrest is a love story. Together, Jen and her new husband, Omar, must find a way to build a life and fight for a cure. Their struggle to forge their relationship while dealing with her mysterious illness is at once heart-breaking, inspiring and funny.

US 2017 Dir Jennifer Brea 97 min

+ Becki & Simon (12A*)

2017 Dir GHFF Film Fellows 3 min

*Locally classified

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