Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Unrest

Image from the film UNRESTAMERICA’S HIDDEN HEALTH CRISIS: What Clinicians and Others Need to Know about ME/CFS — as Documented in the Award-Winning Film Unrest and Shared Experience with New York Exper

Featuring a screening of the film UNREST, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Jennifer Johnson, anchor and reporter at 13WHAM-TV.

Saturday, May 12, 2018
2 - 5 p.m.
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase Hall

The Center for Disability and Education is hosting a film screening of Unrest, a Sundance award-winning film by Jennifer Brea. Twenty-eight year-old Brea 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. 

For additional information or to request special accommodations, please contact Mary Judge at or (585) 275-2454. Space is limited. Register for the event.

  • Maureen Hanson, Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the department of molecular biology & genetics at Cornell and director of the Center for Enervating NeuroImmune Diseases
  • Betsy Keller, professor in the department of exercise and sports sciences at Ithaca College
  • Gordon Broderick, director of the Center for Clinical Systems Biology at Rochester Regional Health and research associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering at RIT 
  • Andre Marquis, associate professor of counseling and human development at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education
  • Erica Crane, psychotherapist and ME advocate who contracted the disease in 2011

This event is free and open to the public. Two hours of CME credit is available for this event. The documentary will be shown from 2-4 p.m., followed by an expert panel discussion from 4-5 p.m.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”

  • #MEAction 
  • 13WHAM ABC
  • American Medical Women’s Association
  • Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education, and Diversity, University of Rochester Medical School
  • Center on Disability and Education
  • Cornell Center for Enervating NeuroImmune Disease
  • Institute for the Family, Department of Psychiatry
  • Rochester NOW 
  • Rochester Regional Health’s Center for Clinical Systems Biology
  • Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities
  • University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education

Tags: film, Institute for Innovative Transition