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Unrest Film Documentary

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New College Durham

Framwellgate Moor Campus

Framwellgate

DH1 5ES

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Doors open - 5.45pm

Film starts 6.30pm runs for 1hr 37mins

Q&A 8.10pm - 8.30pm

Separate room available to rest if required at any time during the event.


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(Classified as a 12A rating)

Jennifer Brea is an active Harvard PhD 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 and social media, 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.

Unrest world-premiered January in the documentary competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a 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), among Sheffield Doc/Fest (Illuminate Award). 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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Parking facilities - plenty of onsite free parking. Disabled bays close to the main entrance. Enter the carpark and head for the Main Reception.

Screening - will be shown in The Dance Theatre which in the first room on your right as you enter the main reception area. Doors open at 5.45pm

Main contact - Jennifer Elliott at ME North East jennifer@menortheast.org

Tickets - please bring your printed ticket or show your ticket on your mobile device

Seating - seating is benched seating with no armrests. Wheelchair space is available at the front of the fixed seating. Wheelchair parking is available close to seats.

Rest room - a room right next to the theatre is available as a quiet area.



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