Sunday, September 17 at 12:00 pm
Twenty-eight year-old Jennifer Brea is working on her PhD at Harvard and soon to be engaged to the love of her life when she gets a mysterious fever that leaves her bedridden and looking for answers. Disbelieved by doctors and 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.
Directors: Jennifer Brea
Co-Producer: Anne Troldtoft Hjorth
Executive Producer & Creative Advisor: Deborah Hoffmann
Executive Producers: Ruth Ann Harnisch, Lisa Gunn, Donna Fairman Wilson, Dan Cogan, Ian Darling, Regina K. Scully, Lynda Weinman
Editors: Kim Roberts, Emiliano Battista
2017 | USA | 97 min
Jennifer Brea is a filmmaker, writer, and data wrangler. She was a PhD candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University, studying political economy and statistics, before getting sick. She earned her AB in Politics from Princeton University, and is a TED Fellow. Prior, she was a freelance journalist in China and East and Southern Africa. Jen was born in Long Island, New York, raised in Central Florida, and now divides her time between New Jersey and California. She is married to Omar Wasow, co-founder of BlackPlanet and a professor at Princeton.