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Unrest Screening in Galway

Thanks to Diane Kirk and others, Unrest, the story of Jennifer Brea?s struggle with ME which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, is to be screened on Tuesday January 16th 2018 in the ILAS Auditorium, NUIG, Galway.

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Unrest is a Sundance award winning medical documentary film, by Jennifer Brea who lives with M.E. Unrest is a global story about an International community of people living with a serious, life altering illness, millions suffering invisibly and left at the margins of medicine and science. Jennifer Brea is an active Harvard student about to marry when she?s struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her ?it?s all in her head,? she turns her camera on herself and her community as she looks for answers and fights for a cure. Often confined by her illness to the private space of her bed, Jen is moved to connect with others around the globe. Utilizing Skype and social media, she unlocks a forgotten community and speaks to researchers in the field. Jennifer Brea?s wonderfully honest portrayal asks us to rethink the stigma around an illness that affects millions of people.

You are cordially invited to the free Galway premiere screening of the International award-winning film, Unrest, which will be taking place on Tuesday January 16th 2018 in the ILAS Auditorium, NUIG.

The film, which is about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) is being screened as part of a worldwide awareness raising campaign, #TimeforUnrest.

The screening of the film Unrest (97 mins) will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a short Q&A Session. Refreshments will be offered in the foyer before and after the screening.

M.E information and literature will also be available in the foyer. The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

The film which is 97 minutes long will be preceded by an introduction, and followed by a Q&A session.

Screening date: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Time: 5-7.30PM (screening at 5.30PM)
Venue: ILAS Auditorium, NUIG, Upper Newcastle Road, Galway.

This event is Free but registration is necessary at the Eventbrite link below:

Trailer for Unrest:

TED Talk by Jennifer Brea:

Journalist Jennifer Brea documents her struggle with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. After spiking a 105 degree fever shortly after being accepted to a PhD program at Harvard, Brea manifested a mysterious cluster of symptoms, including extreme weakness, fatigue, full-body pain and mental confusion. After being dismissed by doctors, she discovered a community of patients similarly struggling with the mysterious disorder after making videos from her bed about her situation and posting them online. The documentary includes interviews with Brea, as well as her Skype interviews with other isolated patients who are similarly bedridden and struggling to make sense of how their lives have permanently changed.

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