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Unrest Screening Galway

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ILAS

NUIG

Upper Newcastle Rd

Galway

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Galway Premiere of the award winning medical documentary film 'Unrest' (97 mins) about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E).

Jennifer Brea is an active Harvard student about to marry when she’s struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her “it’s all in her head,” she turns her camera on herself and her community as she looks for answers and fights for a cure. Often confined by her illness to the private space of her bed, Jen is moved to connect with others around the globe. Utilizing Skype and social media, she unlocks a forgotten community and speaks to researchers in the field. Jennifer Brea’s wonderfully honest portrayal asks us to rethink the stigma around an illness that affects millions of people.

The screening of Unrest will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a 15-minute Q&A session, where M.E patients will reflect on their experiences of being diagnosed and accessing appropriate care and treatment. The Q&A session will also provide an opportunity to ask questions relating to M.E.

This event is open to medical/nursing/healthcare/research students and professionals with an interest in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, as well as ME patients, their carers, friends, family and interested parties.

The venue will open at 5.00pm with the screening scheduled for 5.30pm.

Tea and coffee will be available in the foyer before and after the screening.

M.E information and literature will also be available in the foyer before and after the screening.

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.


https://www.unrest.film/trailer/

This screening is supported by the Health Economics and Policy Analysis Centre (HEPAC) and the Institute for Lifecourse and Society (ILAS) at NUI Galway, the Irish M.E Trust (IMET) and the Irish M.E/Cfs Association.


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How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

unrestscreeninggalway@gmail.com

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is adjacent to the auditorium

Attendees will receive detailed directions and a printable parking permit before the event

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