Schomburg Rewind Film Series: UNREST

From April 17, 2018 15:00 until April 17, 2018 16:38
Posted by Toni Richardson
Categories: Theatre Night
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FILM: UNREST

Jennifer Brea is twenty-eight years-old, working on her PhD at Harvard, and months away from marrying the love of her life when a mysterious fever leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her it's "all in her head," she picks up her camera as an act of defiance and brings us into a hidden world of millions that medicine abandoned. In this story of love and loss, newlyweds Jennifer and Omar search for answers as they face unexpected obstacles. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or ME/CFS, is a devastating multi-system disease that causes dysfunction of the neurological, immune, endocrine and energy metabolism systems. Often confined by her illness to the private space of her bed, Jennifer connects with others around the globe. (Shella Films)

>> Post film Q&A with Omar Wasow, the Princeton University Professor, featured throughout documentary with his wife and film's director, Jennifer Brea.