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Directed by Jennifer Brea
97 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated
Presented with Open Captions.
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. Determined to live, she turns her camera on herself and her community – a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME, commonly called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Unrest is, at its core, a love story. How Jen and her new husband forge their relationship while dealing with her mysterious illness is at once heartbreaking, inspiring and funny.
Winner: U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award: Editing–2017 Sundance Film Festival, Illuminate Award–2017 Sheffield International Documentary Festival; Official Selection – SXSW Film Festival; Hotdocs; CPH:DOX