Find out more about the most common disease you’ve never seen
Next month, the Disability Resource Centre is hosting a film screening of the award-winning documentary film Unrest.
Directed by Jennifer Brea, this film explores the lived experience of a group of individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: UNC 106
Tickets for this screen are $10 and can be purchased online at: cbm.ok.ubc.ca/drc/unrest/registration
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 by ME, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome.
At its core, Unrest is a love story. Together, Jen and her new husband, Omar, must find a way to build a life and fight for a cure. Their struggle to forge their relationship while dealing with her mysterious illness is at once heartbreaking, inspiring and funny.
To watch the trailer and find out more, visit: www.unrest.film/about