Have you had the chance to see Unrest yet?
Unrest is a film that follows the lives of people living with ME/CFS. It is an honest, raw, heartwarming, heartbreaking, eyeopening film created by Jen Brea, who lives with ME herself. If you have the chance/time to see this film I would recommend it, even though ME/CFS is a different chronic illness to Fibromyalgia, there is definitely similarities that you will be able to relate to.
This article by Natasha Lipman (@natashalipman on twitter) is a wonderful review of the film and talk with Jen Brea and her husband. It’s so fantastic that a light is being shone on ME/CFS on the BBC as it will reach a lot of people who may not know about the chronic illness community.
Please follow the link below to have a read of it.
There is also another screening of Unrest in Newcastle Upon Tyne if you would like to go along. It’s free to get in, and it’s going to be hosted at the Urban Sciences Building, 1 Science Square, Science Central, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TG on Wednesday the 29th of November at 5:30pm. There is also a Q&A after the film and light refreshments provided. You need to register for your free tickets on line. I’ll include the link to the website below. Our committee member Kathleen does have 10 tickets available if anyone would like to go along, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like some tickets.
Alternatively, if you aren’t able to make it along, or aren’t able to leave the house, you are able to download the film on iTunes for £12.99. Please follow the link below for more info on how to do that.