There are an estimated 34.000 to 68.000 people in the Netherlands and 17 million worldwide with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, more commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. However, due to over 30 years of neglect, there is still no diagnostic blood test and very limited treatments. To educate the public about this disease, we are bringing the award-winning documentary Unrest to the big screen.
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, Jen grabs a camera and films the darkest moments unfolding before her eyes as she is derailed by ME, a mysterious illness some still believe is “all in your head.” Unrest unlocks a forgotten community with intimate portraits of four other families suffering similarly. Unrest is a vulnerable and eloquent personal documentary that is sure to hit closer to home than many could imagine.
The film is in English with Dutch subtitles. After the film, we will have a short Q&A session in English where ME-patient, Roland Cheung, will answer questions from the audience.'t Hoogt is, unfortunately, not wheelchair accessible. To get to the screening room you will need to walk up some stairs, so please take that into consideration if you have difficulties walking. We apologise for this. Regie:
Jennifer Brea Duur:
98 min Land:
Verenigd Koningrijk Genre: