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When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.


Jennifer Brea
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Brea ... Self
Omar Wasow Omar Wasow ... Self
Jessica l e Taylor Jessica l e Taylor ... Self
Samuel Bearman Samuel Bearman ... Self
Ruby Taylor Ruby Taylor ... Self
Colin Taylor Colin Taylor ... Self
Kate Taylor Kate Taylor ... Self
Paul Cheney Paul Cheney ... Self
Lee-Ray Denton Lee-Ray Denton ... Self
Casie Jackson Casie Jackson ... Self
Darwin Jackson Darwin Jackson ... Self
Randy Denton Randy Denton ... Self
Jessica Harden Jessica Harden ... Self
Annabel Jackson Annabel Jackson ... Self
Sawyer Jackson Sawyer Jackson ... Self


When Harvard PhD student Jennifer Brea is struck down at 28 by a fever that leaves her bedridden, doctors tell her it's "all in her head." Determined to live, she turns her camera on herself and her community, a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME, commonly called chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Omar Wasow: If I can talk to you - If I can hold you tight - I'm good.
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The Most Common Illness You've Never Heard Of
1 January 2018 | by aaronbenjamincaineSee all my reviews

My brain doesn't work as well as it once did, so I hope you'll forgive me for being blunt. This film has been a remarkable gift for the millions of people suffering from the debilitating and almost entirely ignored disease ME/CFS. It humanizes our suffering in a way that has somehow never been done in film before. And it lays out in very simple terms the decades (or even centuries) of prejudice and ignorance that has marooned us here.

At the heart of the film are the true stories of a handful of people with severe ME/CFS, people trapped in their beds for days or for years, some unable to bear even minimal human contact.

I know this hasn't been the most coherent review...so often people with ME/CFS don't say anything because we can't say it well. Watch the movie, you'll get it.

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22 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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