The Time for Unrest campaign is a movement deeply invested in drawing attention to ME/CFS as well as to other misunderstood and insufficiently researched diseases, like Lyme disease, that render victims chronically ill. We have a lot in common, and the Time for Unrest campaign invites all victims of chronic illness to join their awareness campaign, in a program called Unrest House Parties.
Unrest House Parties encourages folks around the world to rent or tune into the PBS broadcast (US only) of a new film, Unrest, and host screenings of the film in their homes with friends, family, neighbors, etc. They see this as an excellent opportunity to bring individuals together in an intimate setting to watch the film and discuss experiences with chronic illness and encourage others to take action on behalf of the patent population, which is often too infirm to advocate for themselves.
The house party program will kick off on January 5, 2018 (just before the 1/8 PBS broadcast) and end on January 14.
The official announcement is below:
Unrest tells the story of twenty-eight year old Jennifer Brea, who is working on her PhD at Harvard and months away from marrying the love of her life when she gets a mysterious fever that leaves her bedridden and looking for answers. Disbelieved by doctors yet determined to live, she turns her camera on herself and discovers a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome. Please find more information attached. Here is a 2-minute trailer of the film: www.unrest.film/trailer
The Time for Unrest campaign is building a movement to transform the lives of patients with ME and bring a greater level of compassion, awareness, and empathy to the millions of patients and their loved ones wrestling chronic illness. Screening Unrest is an excellent opportunity to bring individuals together in an intimate setting to watch the film and discuss their experiences with chronic illness and encourage others to take action.
Between January 5th – 14th, Unrest needs as many people as possible to host a screening of of the film in your home to educate more people in your inner circles about ME and chronic illness – and inspire them to take action with us! House party screenings can be large or intimate events. Sign up here to get started!
In the US, Unrest will appear on PBS/Independent Lens on January 8th at 7PST/10EST and will be available to stream for free on the PBS website from January 9th. Plus, we have multiple other ways for you to get a copy of the film to screen, both inside and outside of the US [digital platform and DVD/Blu-ray].