When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a filmmaking journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.
Jennifer Brea had everything she ever wanted; she was a PhD student at Harvard and she had found the love of her life in her fiancee but when suddenly her body starts failing her, she was left with a diagnosis of M.E. (commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and a whole new reality to adjust to.
In this moment of vulnerability, Brea picked up her camera and started to document her family’s journey while reaching out to her new-found community of those affected by the condition. Confined to her bed most days, Brea utilised Skype to connect with families from all over the world and tell their stories in this vulnerable and emotionally raw film.
Unrest is a touching and powerful document of Brea’s own struggles as well as the testament of the power of never giving up as she works to expose and challenge the stigma attached to her illness.