- Last Updated: 17 February 2018 17 February 2018
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
in conjunction with
Massachusetts CFIDS/ME and FM Association
Invites all public health and healthcare professionals, scientists and researchers to:
A SCREENING OF
A Sundance and GlobeDocs (Boston Globe) award-winning film now short-listed for an Oscar
“Riveting…equal parts medical mystery, science lesson, political advocacy primer and even a love story.” -- San Francisco Chronicle
Deborah Becker, NPR/WBUR's Senior Correspondent & Host moderates a post-film panel with Film Director Jennifer Brea
and a scientific researcher and a healthcare professional
What: The film UNREST sheds light on the hidden lives of 1-2.5 million Americans (28,000 in MA) disabled by ME/CFS, a chronic, debilitating, multi-system illness that affects the body's immune, neurologic, vascular, respiratory and energy production systems. (Film trailer here.)
When: Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at 5:45 - 8:15 pm. (Doors open at 5 p.m. Light supper will be provided.)
Where: State Public Health Laboratory, 305 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
Who: Limited to publilc health and healthcare professionals, scientists and researchers.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to reserve your seat and facilitate access to the building.
About the film: The UNREST film director was so severely affected by ME/CFS, she had to direct the movie mostly from bed. "Twenty-eight year-old Jennifer Brea is working on her PhD at Harvard and months away from marrying the love of her life when she gets a mysterious fever that leaves 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."