• Unrest (2017)


Release Date: September 22nd, 2017

UN |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Twenty-eight year-old Jennifer Brea is working on her PhD at Harvard and soon to be engaged to the love of her life when she gets a mysterious fever that leaves her bedridden and looking for answers. Disbelieved by doctors and determined to live, she turns her camera on herself and her community, a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME, commonly called chronic fatigue syndrome.

Cast: Jennifer Brea , Omar Wasow , Samuel Bearman , Ruby Taylor , Colin Taylor

Director: Jennifer Brea

Genres: Documentary , Drama , History , Romance

Production Co: Shella Films

Distributors: Sundance Institute

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Using her own experience with the syndrome as a springboard, Brea offers an affecting film. show more

  • 75
    G. Allen JohnsonSan Francisco Chronicle

    Like many first-person medical documentaries — such as the recent “Gleason” — Unrest can be really hard to watch. Brea’s film, though, might be the beginning of hope for millions of sufferers who might see the film, and could be a conversation starter for additional funding into research. show more

  • 75
    Glenn KennyRogerEbert.com

    A documentary that serves a vital function. Ricky Gervais notwithstanding, this disease is no joke, and it’s not going to be addressed as the scourge that it is until a larger portion of the population gets that. This movie should help. show more

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