Unrest

Unrest

Director: Jennifer Brea

Screening time: 08.04.2017. 16:15

Screening location: Kino Tuškanac

Runtime: 97 min

Awards: Festivals and awards: Sundance Film Festival 2017 - Won, Special Jury Prize (Documentary Editing) SXSW Film Festival, CPH:DOX, River Run International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival

Synopsis:

Unrest tells the story of Jennifer and her husband, Omar, newlyweds grappling with how to live in the face of a lifelong illness. In search of answers and initially bedbound, Jennifer sets off on a virtual voyage around the world, meeting four extraordinary ME patients in the US, UK, and Denmark. Their bedrooms connected by Skype and Facebook, these patients teach Jen how to make a life of meaning when everything changes. Unrest is a first-person story of resilience in the face of life-altering loss, exploring how we treat people with illnesses we don’t yet understand — how confronting the fragility of life teaches us its value and, ultimately, how we all have the need to find community and connection.

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