'Unrest' Screenings May 2018
DUBLIN, GALWAY, LIMERICK, SLIGO, NEWRY.
The Irish ME/CFS Association has arranged 4 free screenings of the
award-winning documentary "Unrest" for International ME Awareness Day,
May 12th. Each screening will start at 2:30 PM.
Each screening will be followed by a chance to chat to others over
free tea/coffee and biscuits. If people have already seen the film,
they are free to come in later just for this chat. This will probably
start at around 4:15 PM.
All are welcome. The documentary is designed for a wide audience so
family and friends may find it of interest. Similarly professionals of
different sorts may find it of interest.
Dublin: Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport, Old Airport Rd, Cloghran, Co Dublin, K67P5C7, Ireland. T: (01) 8667507 www.carltondublinairport.com
Free car parking (you may need to get your ticket validated at reception). Location: http://www.carltondublinairport.com/en/location/
Galway: Connacht Hotel, Old Dublin Road, Galway. Eircode: H91 K5DD. (091) 381 200 This hotel is between the Bon Secour private Hospital (Renmore) and the Eye Cinema (it is nearer the hospital than the Cinema). The website for the hotel, if you want to see what it looks like, is https://www.theconnacht.ie/ Free parking (both over and underground). Location:
Limerick: The Great National South Court Hotel. Raheen Roundabout, Raheen, Limerick. V94 E77X. Phone: 061 487 487. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
https://www.southcourthotel.com/ Free Car Parking Location and Attractions Map:
GPS Coordinates: Latitude 52.62801 Longitude -8.663127
Sligo: Sligo Southern Hotel, Strandhill Rd, Sligo City. Tel: 071-9162101
GPS Co-Ordinates; Latitude N 54 16.304 Longitude W 8 29.012 Loc8 Code; FCP-72-J96 Map: https://www.sligosouthernhotel.ie/location.html . Free parking, just leave registration number with reception.
You do not need to book in advance. The capacities for all the venues
are more than are expected will turn out even on a good day.
Unrest tells the story of twenty eight year old Jennifer Brea, who
is working on her PhD at Harvard and months away from marrying the
love of her life when she gets a mysterious fever that leaves her
bedridden and looking for answers. Disbelieved by doctors yet
determined to live, she turns her camera on herself and discovers a
hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME,
commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome.
BBFC Certification: Unrest was certified a 12A.
Hope 4 ME & Fibro Northern Ireland
UNREST DOCUMENTARY & MILLIONS MISSING DISPLAY
For Tickets to the event please click on the following link:
UNREST DOCUMENTARY & MILLIONS MISSING DISPLAY at Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
1A Bank Parade, Newry, BT35 6HP
Tuesday 8th May 2018 - 19:00 ? 21:00
THE PACE TRIAL IMPLICATIONS FOR PATIENTS WITH MYALGIA ENCEPHALOMYELITIS WAS DESCRIBED BY AN MP IN WESTMINSTER DEBATE 20/2/20 as...................... . "The greatest medical scandal of this century."
Hope 4 ME & Fibro N.I., is an Northern Ireland charity, campaigning for NHS specialist services and providing support for patients suffering from Myalgic Encephomylitis (ME) and fibromyalgia. We are hosting a screening of the Sundance award-winning documentary, Unrest!
It's a film about ME. Take a look at the trailer: http://unrest.film/trailer.
Our questionnaire replies from medical students, who recently viewed UNREST in QFT Belfast, reveals some startling evidence of the URGENT NEED for accurate information on ME. This documentary is ESSENTIAL VIEWING for all healthcare providers, commissioners and elected representatives, who serve this patient population in Northern Ireland. (NICE estimate 7000 ME patients in N.I., men, women and children, 25% of whom remain bed bound for decades)
FOLLOWING THE SCREENING, OUR PANEL OF EXPERTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS
DR. WILLIAM WEIR, FRCP. Appointed Consultant in Infectious Diseases (+ Trop Medicine) RFH 1987 (SHO posts Nephrology Cardiology Neurology/Chest Medicine
DR. PAMELA BELL, Chair Pain alliance Northern Ireland
LOUISE SKELLY, Head of Operations, Patient & Client Council, Northern Ireland
DR. CHRISTINE MCMASTER, Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine
9.00pm a light supper will be available and an opportunity to view the Millions Missing display
WHAT IS M.E?
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (sometimes called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or ME/CFS) is an idiopathic, heterogeneous condition involving distortion of homeostasis across multiple organ systems. It is chiefly characterized by myalgia, fatigue, neurocognitive dysfunction, and, critically, delayed muscle recovery (Paul et al., 1999) and the intensification of symptoms following physical exertion: "Post Exertional Malaise" (PEM), or "Post Exertional Neuroimmune Exhaustion" (PENE) (VanNess et al., 2010). A number of countries including USA and the Republic of Ireland, have removed graded exercise therapy (GET) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as recommended 'treatments' for M.E. Furthermore, due to overwhelming scientific evidence and the severe controversy surrounding the £5 million UK PACE Trial, NICE and other statuary agencies are finally giving serious consideration of their entire recommended treatment and approach to this disease.
Twenty-eight year-old Jennifer Brea is working on her PhD at Harvard and months away from marrying the love of her life when she gets a mysterious fever that leaves her bedridden and looking for answers. Disbelieved by doctors yet determined to live, she turns her camera on herself and discovers a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome.
At its core, Unrest is a love story. Together, Jen and her new husband, Omar, must find a way to build a life and fight for a cure. Their struggle to forge their relationship while dealing with her mysterious illness is at once heart breaking, inspiring and funny.
More about severe ME here: https://youtu.be/Jz5lSdLUurY
We hope you will join us to learn more and explore this, often misunderstood, disabling disease.
NB: FREE INFORMATION PACKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, MEDICAL STUDENTS OR ANY OTHER INTERESTED HEALTHCARE PROVIDER.