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Unrest

Produced by Alysa Nahmias
Unrest is a first-person story of resilience in the face of life-altering loss.

Overview

Genre
Personal Doc and Science
Synopsis

Jennifer, a Harvard PhD student, was signing a check at a restaurant when she found she could not write her own name. Months before her wedding, she became progressively more ill, losing the ability even to sit in a wheelchair. When doctors told her it was "all in her head," she turned her camera on herself and her community, a hidden world of millions confined to their homes bedrooms by ME, commonly called chronic fatigue syndrome.

Stage
finished

Credits

  • Alysa Nahmias ... Producer
  • Jennifer Brea ... Director, Producer, Writer
  • Lindsey Dryden ... Producer
  • Patricia E. Gillespie ... Producer
  • Kim Roberts ... Editor
  • Emiliano Battista ... Editor
  • Emma Miller ... Associate Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Shella Films and Little by Little Films
Country
United States

Distribution Details

Release year
2017
Festivals
Sundance Film Festival, South by Southwest
Awards
Sundance - Documentary Jury Award for Editing (2017)
Distribution
ITVS - Independent Lens
Broadcast (Acq.)
ITVS - Independent Lens
Language
English, Danish

Photos

Film still unrest_thumb

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