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UNREST: Virtual Film Screening & Discussion

October 15 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Location: VIRUAL

UNREST: Virtual Film Screening & Discussion with Director Jennifer Brea and Dr. Jonathan Berek

Oct 15 |  5:30-6:45PM

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 brings us into a hidden world of millions that medicine abandoned.

In this story of love and loss, newlyweds Jennifer and Omar search for answers as they face unexpected obstacles with great heart. 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. Jennifer Brea’s wonderfully honest and humane portrayal asks us to rethink the stigma around an illness that affects millions. Unrest is a vulnerable and eloquent personal documentary that is sure to hit closer to home than many could imagine. 

A shortened version of the documentary film will be shown at the screening, however, we encourage you to watch the full version (available on Netflix).

We will send an email with the zoom link to join the screening and discussion the day before the event. Please RSVP by 5:00 PM PST on October 14th.


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Program in Bioethics and Film, Medicine and the Muse, Stanford Center for Biomed
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October 15, 2020, 5:30 pm
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