GlobeDocs: Unrest

GlobeDocs: Unrest

Hosted by The Boston Globe

When

Oct 12

07:30 09:30 PM

Where

Coolidge Corner Theatre

290 Harvard Street Brookline, MA 02446

Cost

$15

Jennifer Brea, a Harvard PhD student is struck down by a mysterious fever that leaves her bedridden. She becomes progressively more ill, eventually losing the ability even to sit in a wheelchair, but doctors tell her it’s “all in her head.” Once Jennifer is diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), commonly called chronic fatigue syndrome, she and her new husband, Omar, are left to grapple with how to live in the face of a lifelong illness. Refusing to accept the limitations of bedbound life, Jennifer goes on an inspiring virtual voyage around the world where she finds and gives voice to a hidden community offering support and understanding.

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