TEDxCanberraSalon – Unrest
Palace Electric Cinema, 2 Phillip Law St, New Acton
6.00-9.00pm, Monday 20 November
Tickets $24.08 through Eventbrite
This special TEDxCanberraSalon event, ‘Unrest’ will present the talk given by TEDFellow, Jen Brea, at TEDSummit in 2017, along with her feature length documentary, ‘Unrest.’ It will be an opportunity for the Canberra community to learn more about M.E, and the millions of people around the world affected by this mysterious and misunderstood illness.
The screening will be followed by an opportunity to interact with people working to unlock the mysteries of M.E.
More about UNREST
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.