UNREST

UNREST

Director: Jennifer Brea

2017, 97 min

Language: English, Danish

 

Program Notes

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.
 
At its core, UNREST is a love story. Together, Jen and her new husband, Omar, must find a way to build a life and fight for a cure. T heir struggle to forge their relationship while dealing with her mysterious illness is at once heartbreaking, inspiring and funny.