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About the Movie
Ryan Prior's life imploded October 22, 2006 when he was struck down by a disease that dozens of doctors were powerless to diagnose, let alone treat. Against great odds, he becomes a reporter and ventures to tell the story of his suffering and improbable recovery. He is shocked that millions globally remain sidelined by the same disease, many bedridden for decades. Forgotten Plague is a journey into the hidden world of myalgic encephalomyelitis (chronic fatigue syndrome). It is a chilling tale of our medical system's failures in addressing many chronic, complex diseases. Yet it is also a riveting story of science's remarkable ability to transform medicine and improve human life itself.
It's an impressive and much-needed piece of filmmaking. It should be required viewing for all healthcare professionals because the disease ME/CFS is so poorly taught in medical schools. Films like this are the reason why the documentary genre exists. This type of investigative journalism is so necessary to help root out those truly important stories in the world.
Please watch this film, show it to your loved ones, and show it to people in medicine or in public policy who can help find ways to reverse this scourge!
What an incredibly moving and educational documentary on ME/CFS. It is humbling to hear the stories of those living with this disease and the strength they exhibit everyday. A much-needed film on a not-talked-about-enough topic.
A beautiful film, inside and out. Such honest, hard work went into making this movie. So honored to be a part of it.