Unrest

Dryden, Lindsey ORCID: 0000-0002-9658-6805 and Brea, Jennifer (2017) Unrest. [Video]

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Image (01 UNREST Key Art Jen EEG.jpg Credit: Jason Frank Rothenberg Disbelieved by doctors, Jennifer Brea turns the camera on herself to reveal the hidden world of ME in her film, Unrest.)
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Image (02 UNREST_Story Art Jen and Omar Bedroom.jpg Credit: Jason Frank Rothenberg In Unrest, Jen and her husband Omar confront an uncertain future in the face of chronic illness.)
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Image (03 UNREST Story Art Omar and Jen Desert.jpg Credit: Jason Frank Rothenberg Unable to find treatment, Unrest documents Jen and her husband Omar’s journey to seek answers and a cure.)
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Image (08 UNREST Film Still Jen Wall of Science.png Credit: Shella Films Unable to find treatment, Jen tries to understand the science and metabolics of her disease in the film Unrest.)
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Image (09 UNREST Film Still Whitney.tif Credit: Shella Films In the film Unrest, ME patient Whitney is sensitive to sound and can no longer communicate with his family.)
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Abstract

Film (Duration 1 hour 37 minutes). Shortlisted for an Academy Award nomination at the 90th Oscars (2018). Winner of 2017 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award For Editing, RiverRun International Film Festival Audience Award For Best Documentary Feature, Nashville Film Festival Grand Jury Prize For Best Documentary Feature, Sheffield Doc/Fest Illuminate Award. Unrest is a feature length documentary, produced by British filmmaker and academic Lindsey Dryden, whose main research interest is exploring the 'deviant' body. The film is directed by Jennifer Brea, and is a co-production between Brea's Shella Films and Dryden's Little By Little Films. Jennifer 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 draws us into a hidden world of millions that medicine abandoned. In this story of love and loss, Jennifer and her new husband Omar search for answers as they face unexpected obstacles. Often confined by her illness to the private space of her bed, Jennifer connects with others around the globe. Like a modern-day Odysseus, she travels by Skype into a forgotten community, crafting intimate portraits of four other families suffering similarly. The film asks us to question whose stories are believed in society and medicine, and forces us to rethink the stigma around invisible and little-understood illness.

Item Type: Video
Additional Information: KEY FESTIVALS Unrest world-premiered January in competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Prize for editing. It has since screened at: SxSW CPH:DOX HotDocs River Run (Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature) Nashville Film Festival (Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature Sheffield Doc/Fest (winner of Wellcome Trust’s Illuminate Award for "vibrant and innovative filmmaking inspired by scientific understanding." Unrest also has a companion virtual reality piece, which premiered at Tribeca and won the Jury Award for best VR at Sheffield/DocFest. SELECTED PRESS COVERAGE The New York Times The New York Post The Los Angeles Times (Review) The Los Angeles Times (Feature) The San Francisco Chronicle Variety The Hollywood Reporter Indiewire Film Comment White House Chronicle Huffington Post Chicago Reader Chicago Tribune Vogue Cosmopolitan Cosmopolitan UK Refinery 29 The Pool Megyn Kelly Today Dr. Oz Tavis Smiley NPR – TED Radio Hour PRI – Science Friday KCRW – Press Play KPCC – The Frame Inflection Point WNYC – Doc of the Week Bitch Media The Telegraph The Times The Observer The Guardian Daily Express BBC World News (Television) BBC World Service (Radio): 26:33 BBC Ouch BBC Click BBC Breakfast ITV News Channel 5 The Wall Street Journal TRAILER AND SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unrestfilm/videos/938259572978443/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo5nepMTEzE Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/230856058 Evergreen link: http://unrest.film/trailer
Uncontrolled Keywords: film, documentary, disability, health, women
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Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1992-1992.92 Television Broadcasts
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1995.9.DN Documentary Films
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Media > Film and Television
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Lindsey Dryden
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 14:09
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2018 09:35
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/5827

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