Feminist Film Series: ‘Unrest’

Date / Time

March 14, 2019

12:00 am

Join the UIC Women’s Leadership and Resource Center and Disability Cultural Center for a screening and discussion of “Unrest,” a documentary by Jennifer Brea. Unrest tells the story of Jennifer and her husband, Omar Wasow, as newlyweds grappling with how to live in the face of a lifelong illness. In search of answers and initially bed-bound, Jennifer sets off on a virtual voyage around the world, meeting four extraordinary ME patients in the U.S., UK, and Denmark. Their bedrooms connected by Skype and Facebook, these patients teach Jen how to make a life of meaning when everything changes. “Unrest” is a first-person story of resilience in the face of life-altering loss, exploring how we treat people with illnesses we do not yet understand.

Presented as part of WLRC’s Feminist Films Series, in celebration of UIC Women’s History Month 2019.

WLRC is an accessible space. Please email can.wlrc@gmail.com with any accommodation requests.

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