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Unrest Screening

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Urban Sciences Building

1 Science Square

Science Central

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE4 5TG

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Jennifer Brea is about to marry the love of her life when she’s struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her “it’s all in her head,” she turns her camera on herself and her community as she looks for answers and fights for a cure.

Jennifer 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.


Come along to the screening of this award-winning film and have the chance to meet others who are interested in ME/CFS, as well as a chance to discuss as part of a Q&A following the film.

Refreshments will be provided and the event is free of charge.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is limited on-street parking near the Urban Sciences Building on Pitt Street and the surrounding area. The closest large car park is St James' Car Park on Barrack Road. All on-street parking will cost so make sure you have change or are able to use the PayByPhone service.

What can I bring into the event?

We will provide refreshments in the form of tea and coffee and some snacks. If you would like to bring your own, please feel free to do so.

Where is the Urban Sciences Building, I've never heard of it?

The Urban Sciences Building is a new building part of the Science Central development. You might not have seen it, so here's a picture!

Urban Sciences Building

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Jen on j.manuel2@ncl.ac.uk

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Science Central

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE4 5TG

United Kingdom

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