"An unjust status quo is at its most powerful when the suffering it imposes is blamed on the sufferer. The treatment of immune diseases like ME/CFS - which disproportionately affect women - will one day be remembered in the same light as blood-letting or exorcism. And Unrest will have helped make that happen."
Gloria Steinem, Writer, Activist and Organizer

  • The film

    Jennifer Brea is twenty-eight years old, working on her PhD at Harvard, and months away from marrying the love of her life when a mysterious fever leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her it’s “all in her head”, she picks up her camera as an act of defiance and brings us into a hidden world of the millions of people that medicine has abandoned.

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  • The impact

    Unrest substantially mobilized the ME community for advocacy, increased #MEActions operating budget six times over and helped garner an additional $3m in ME research from the Australian government.

    The Team

    It takes an exceptional film to capture imagination, and it takes an equally exceptional film and campaign team to make real world change. To find out more about these brilliant people please download the report.

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