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Victoria, BC V8R 1J8

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You are invited to a free screening followed by food, refreshments and a patient Q&A.



ME* affects more than 560,000 Canadians

(*ME: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” or ME/CFS)

However it remains a poorly understood, stigmatised condition.

ME receives little to no coverage in medical school curriculum.

Come learn more about this widespread and disabling neuroinflammatory disease, that you are sure to encounter in your training and practice.

We will be screening Unrest, an award winning Sundance Film Festival documentary by filmmaker and ME patient, Jennifer Brea.

The movie will be followed by a Q&A session with local ME patients.


U n r e s t

A woman's film diary portrays the struggle for recognition in a divided medical world.

Film Synopsis

Jennifer Brea is about to marry the love of her life when she’s struck down by a mysterious fever that leaves her so ill she cannot even stand. When doctors tell her “it’s all in her head,” 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. Together, Jen and her new husband, Omar, must find a way to build a life and fight for a cure.

You can view the Unrest trailer
HERE.

Time: The doors open at 6:00 pm for food and refreshments and the showing of

Unrest will begin at 6:30 pm.

Date: Saturday, 12 May 2018

Location: Eric Martin Theatre, 2328 Trent St, Victoria, BC. The entrance to the

theatre is on Fort Street end of the building, in the 1900 block. Map

Thank you and see you at the screening!

Support and Reception of the Film

Unrest is made by an award-winning team and is supported by the Sundance Institute, Chicken & Egg Pictures, the Harnisch Foundation, BRITDOC's Good Pitch, the Tribeca Film Institute, the Fledgling Fund, IFP, and over 2,593 Kickstarter backers. It premiered in the documentary competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and has gathered awards and critical acclaim as it has continued on the international film festival circuit. In the US, it will be broadcast on PBS's Independent Lens in early 2018.

Toronto Star: "Filmmaker hopes to change the way myalgic encephalomyelitis a.k.a chronic fatigue syndrome is perceived" https://www.thestar.com/life/2017/04/27/unrest-documents-a-little-understood-disease-hot-docs.html

CBC: Interview with filmmaker Jennifer Brea on CBC radio's "The Current" with Laura Lynch on 26 April - Link Here

Medical Community: “After the screenings, we spoke with doctors who pledged to become allies and bring this film to medical school campuses.” Jennifer Brea speaking after European premiere in Copenhagen, Denmark, at CPH:DOX, one of the leading festivals for documentary film in the world.

Learn more about our #TimeforUnrest impact campaign at mefm.bc.ca [THIS WOULD LINK TO OUR PAGE FOR STUDENTS, AND WOULD INCLUDE THE LINKS TO THE GLOBAL CAMPAIGN INFO]


This screening is sponsored by the ME VIctoria Associetion and the ME|FM Society of BC (mefm.bc.ca)

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