Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Film Screening

I received an email today asking if I would share this information regarding a film that Jennifer Brea made called, Unrest. Below are the links and a synopsis of the film

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 and social media, she unlocks a forgotten community with intimate portraits of four other families suffering similarly. Jennifer Brea’s wonderfully honest portrayal asks us to rethink the stigma around an illness that affects millions of people. Unrest is a vulnerable and eloquent personal documentary that is sure to hit closer to home than many could imagine.

How to watch Unrest online: digital
How to find a screening of Unrest near you: screenings
Unrest images & media:

  • “Astonishing”– BBC
  • “Brilliant” – The Daily Telegraph
  • “Riveting…equal parts medical mystery, science lesson, political advocacy primer and even a love story.” — San Francisco Chronicle
  • “Remarkably intimate, deeply edifying and a stirring call to action…an existential exploration of the meaning of life.” — LA Times
  • ★★★★★ “A sensitive, powerful documentary” that’s “compulsive viewing.” — BritFlicks
  • “An intimate essay” that even feels like “a suspenseful thriller” and “packs a significant emotional punch.” — The Spectator

4 thoughts on “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Film Screening

  1. Clare, this is not my film. I was asked to post it for the filmmaker. Your feedback is so positive it would be great if she could have it. I think the filmmakers contact links are somewhere on that post. Im so glad you are spreading awareness for CFS. I believe the more we share our experiences with illness’s the wider the support grows for all. 😊❤️

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  2. A while ago, I gave a talk on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with regards to nutritional management and must say that you are doing a good job creating awareness for such a rare disease; baffling even to physicians. It’s almost unbelievable that a human can just fail in strength so much that taking as much as a few steps can render them completely exhausted and immobile. This disease really does need a voice. Well done Alexis.

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