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Join the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine as we host, Unrest, the Sundance award-winning documentary about ME/CFS, the most common disease you've never seen​. 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.


Saturday, December 2, 2017
Davie, FL 33314

Doors open at noon
Screening begins promptly at 12:30 p.m.
Panel discussion with INIM clinicians to follow film screening
A suggested $5 minimum donation fee will be taken upon entrance

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“Riveting...equal parts medical mystery, science lesson,political advocacy primer  and even a love story.”– San Francisco Chronicle
"Remarkably intimate, deeply edifying and a stirring call to action." - Los Angeles Times

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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