dir.Jennifer Brea/United States/2017/97 min
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Jennifer Brea is an active Harvard Ph.D. student about to marry the love of her life when suddenly her body starts failing her. Hoping to shed light on her strange symptoms, Jennifer grabs a camera and films the darkest moments unfolding before her eyes as she is derailed by M.E. (commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), a mysterious illness some still believe is “all in your head.”

In this story of love and loss, newlyweds Jennifer and Omar search for answers as they face unexpected obstacles with great heart. Often confined by her illness to the private space of her bed, Jen is moved to connect with others around the globe. Utilizing Skype, she unlocks a forgotten community with intimate portraits of four other families suffering similarly.

Jennifer Brea’s wonderfully honest portrayal asks us to rethink the stigma around an illness that affects millions of people. UNREST is a vulnerable and eloquent personal documentary that is sure to hit closer to home than many could imagine.


  • projection time:
    97 min
  • country/year:
    United States/2017
  • director:
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  • production:
    A Shella Films, Little By Little Films
  • selected festivals and awards:
    2018 – FF Sundance: Special Jury Award for Editing, 2017 – CPH:DOX Copenhagen, 2017 – IFF Sheffield: Illuminate Award, 2017 – FF SXSW / FF SXSW, 2017 – Hot Docs Toronto / Hot Docs Toronto, 2017 – FF Nashville: Nagroda Specjalna Jury za Najlepszy Pełnometrażowy Film Dokumentalny / FF Nashville: Grand Jury Prize For The Best Documentary Feature, 2017 – IFF RiverRun: Audience Award For the Best Documentary Feature

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