“Unrest,” a Sundance and Boston Globe (GlobeDocs) award-winning, Oscar contender documentary, is a love story, a medical mystery and a social justice fight for health care equality.
“When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.” This film is about ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), a disease that disables 28,000 in Massachusetts and 1 to 2.5 million in the U.S., 75 percent of whom are women. Watch the trailer here.
This event is hosted by the Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association and is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Division of Women’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, along with over a dozen arts, academic, health care, disability and women’s organizations. See the full list below.
Deborah Becker, senior correspondent/host for NPR’s Boston station, WBUR, moderates the post-film panel, which includes health care professionals, researchers and advocates.
Event starts at 2 p.m., doors open at 1:15 p.m. Find more information here.
Note: Limited free tickets for health care professionals and students.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Women’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Disability Law Center, Cambridge Women’s Commission, Arlington Disability Commission, Disability Policy Consortium, Our Bodies Ourselves, American ME and CFS Society, Cambridge Women’s Center, MEAction, Hadassah Northeast, ReelAbilities Film Festival Boston, Old Schwamb Mill Museum, Boston University Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, Opening Doors to the Arts, Boston Women’s Fund, Mass NOW and the Boston International Film Festival.
7 Medford St
Arlington, MA 02474
$5.00 Senior and/or disability