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About the Film
Jennifer Brea is working on her PhD at Harvard and about to marry the love of her life when she’s struck down by a mysterious fever that leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her “it’s all in her head,” she turns her camera on herself to document her devastating symptoms. Searching for answers, Jennifer discovers a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome. Together, Jen and her new husband, Omar, must find a way to build a life and fight for a cure.
This is the most incredible and moving documentary I've ever watched. Jen Brea's film about what it's like to live with one of the most life changing and poorly understood chronic illnesses is groundbreaking. What touched me most was the portrayal of what it is like to be a spouse, parent or sibling watching a loved one suffer and being powerless to do anything about it. Yes it's harrowing, but overall it's a film of tremendous hope, love and kindness. The fact that she managed to make this film at the same time as suffering with this illness is testament to her courage, inner strength and I guess stubbornness. I saw myself represented there as I watched Omar trying desperately to help his wife up the steps. I saw my beautiful young daughter represented by Jessica's story. We now have a voice #millionsmissing
Beautiful, a must watch!
Beautifully put together and shot, this touching and hugely important documentary will be remembered for years to come. An absolute must watch for anyone with a remote connection to this illness, or for anyone who wants their heart to be warmed by a story so real and heartfelt. I loved every second of it and you will too, even if it is a little difficult to watch at times!
Captures the devastation of M.E very well
Amazing film! I really recommend watching this. It's an emotional watch and you will be sad, uplifted, shocked and angry all within 90 minutes! I saw this in the cinema and there were moments when the whole room fell quiet, moments of little giggles and moments when people in the audience openly cried. That's not a very British thing to do! Which I think says a lot about how moving the film is. Good watch!