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Free staff and student screening: UNREST (2017)

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The University's new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion unit presents UNREST (2017) - the Sundance award-winning documentary about ME, a condition also known as chronic fatigue syndrome. This film showing comes as the University starts to increase awareness about, and improve, accessibility across campus.

The film will be introduced by Sussex alum and CEO of Together Films - the distribution company for UNREST - Sarah Mosses. She will be joined by Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equalities and Diversity) Professor Claire Annesley.

University of Sussex staff and students are please invited to book their place soon as spaces are limited.

About UNREST:

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. Their struggle to forge their relationship while dealing with her mysterious illness is at once heartbreaking, inspiring and funny.

Unrest world-premiered January in the documentary competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize for editing. It has since screened at SxSW, CPH:DOX, HotDocs, River Run (Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature), the Nashville Film Festival (Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature), the Sheffield Doc/Fest (Illuminate Award), the New Zealand International Film Festival, and the Melbourne International Film Festival. It also has a companion VR piece which premiered at Tribeca and won the Jury Award for best VR at Sheffield/DocFest.

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