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Director Jennifer Brea was a journalist and academic studying for a PhD at Harvard. Months before her wedding, she became progressively ill, losing the ability to even sit in a wheelchair. When told by her doctor it was “all in her head,” her response was to start filming from her bed, gradually deploying crews globally to document the world inhabited by millions of patients that medicine forgot. 

Unrest premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, launching an international discussion about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and how we treat people with illnesses we do not fully understand.

90 min / NY / Oklahoma Premiere

Director: Jennifer Brea
Producers: Jennifer Brea, Lindsey Dryden, Alysa Nahmias, Patricia E. Gillespie

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