Department of Psychology at Durham University in Upper Mountjoy, Durham, DH1.


Invitation to a special free screening of award-winning film, ‘Unrest’

Durham residents are invited to a one-off free screening of ‘Unrest’. Unrest documents the powerful personal story of Jennifer Brea, 28. Jennifer, a Harvard PhD student, is about to marry the love of her life when she’s struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden and with a diagnosis of ME.

The film depicts the reality of living with ME, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), described by Brea – who directed Unrest – as “the most common disease you have never seen”.

Around a quarter of a million people in Britain are affected by this illness – 12,500 live in the North East. People diagnosed with ME/CFS can experience severe and debilitating fatigue, painful muscles and joints, disordered sleep, gastric disturbances, and poor memory and concentration.

Following its selection at several world-renowned film festivals, Unrest is now coming to Durham at a special screening and Q&A session, hosted by ME North East, and supported and sponsored by Durham University’s Vice-Chancellor, Stuart Corbridge.

The screening will take place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 14 March at the Department of Psychology at Durham University in Upper Mountjoy, Durham, DH1. Doors open at 5.45pm and refreshments will be available.

The Chief Executive of ME Northeast, Jennifer Elliott, and a health professional with specialist knowledge of ME, will be present to answer questions.

Tickets are free and can be booked via: Parking is free and available near the venue.

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