Inner West Hosts Unrest: Screening & Panel Discussion
November 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm| Free
Inner West Church presents a free screening of the award-winning documentary Unrest and host a panel discussion about myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Thousands of Australians—and millions around the world—live with this debilitating and misunderstood disease.
The screening will start at 2 pm, and the panel will start at about 3.40 pm.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Tickets are available at: https://www.trybooking.com/SOZK
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. Disbelieved by doctors yet determined to live, 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.
Unrest tells the first-person story of Jennifer and her husband, Omar, newlyweds grappling with how to live in the face of a lifelong illness. But it is also a global story about an international community of patients with a serious, life-altering illness — millions suffering invisibly and left at the margins of medicine and science.
Unrest is classified M for a mature audience. It contains occasional coarse language and brief nudity.
“A revelation and call to action” — Salt Lake Tribune