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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
  • Laura Hess ... Associate Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Shella Films and Little by Little Films
Country
United States
Prod. Partners
Shella Films, Little by Little Films, Impact Partners, Chicken & Egg Pictures

Distribution Details

Release year
2017
Festivals
Sundance Film Festival, South by Southwest, CPH:Dox, Hot Docs, Sheffield DocFest
Awards
Emmy Nomination (2019); Sundance - Documentary Jury Award for Editing (2017)
Distribution
ITVS - Independent Lens, Netflix
Broadcast (Acq.)
ITVS - Independent Lens
Language
English, Danish

Photos

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