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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Brea ... Herself
Omar Wasow Omar Wasow ... Himself
Jessica l e Taylor Jessica l e Taylor ... Herself
Samuel Bearman Samuel Bearman ... Himself
Ruby Taylor Ruby Taylor ... Herself
Colin Taylor Colin Taylor ... Himself
Kate Taylor Kate Taylor ... Herself
Paul Cheney Paul Cheney ... Himself
Lee-Ray Denton Lee-Ray Denton ... Herself
Casie Jackson Casie Jackson ... Herself
Darwin Jackson Darwin Jackson ... Himself
Randy Denton Randy Denton ... Himself
Jessica Harden Jessica Harden ... Herself
Annabel Jackson Annabel Jackson ... Herself
Sawyer Jackson Sawyer Jackson ... Himself
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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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22 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Canary in a Coal Mine See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,607, 24 September 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$40,081, 12 October 2017
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Jennifer Brea was bedridden throughout most of the film's production. She was able to conduct interviews via Skype. See more »

Quotes

Omar Wasow: If I can talk to you - If I can hold you tight - I'm good.
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This is the beginning
22 December 2017 | by eddykeuninckxSee all my reviews

I've seen the film several times and it's still touching me. When I organised a screening, more then 100 people showed up. We had to refuse people as the theater couldn't hold more. This film reveals the hidden world of an illness that's misunderstood, unknown for the public, worldwide. The impact is huge and it's just the beginning of a movement that can't be stopped anymore.

This is a must see!


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