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Jennifer Brea - 2017


Director: Jennifer Brea Year: 2017 Duration: 98 Spoken language: English Subtitles: Dutch Partner: GRIP

How do you cope with your body suddenly giving up on you - especially when every doctor you see tells you 'it's all in your head'?

Jennifer Brea is a 28 year old PhD student at Harvard and only months away from marrying the love of her life, when a mysterious fever leaves her bedridden. When the doctors tell her it's all in her head she turns to her camera, determined to portray the suffering she and millions with her go through every day.

Through Skype, Jennifer connects with fellow CFS/M.E. sufferers around the world, and paints an honest and touching portrait of four other families who have been, like her, suffering in silence - misunderstood or written off by the medical field. The personal and sometimes heart-wrenching footage spurs the viewer to look beyond the stigma.

Entry 6 euros, reservation required


11 May 2022 - 19:30 Leuven Public Library (Bibliotheek Tweebronnen) Rijschoolstraat 4, 3000 Leuvem Calculate route Reserve place

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