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Unrest available worldwide today on Vimeo and iTunes

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Cheshire, Oct 31, 2017.

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  1. Cheshire

    Cheshire Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Unrest can be seen everywhere from now on.
    Subtitles: English, Spanish (Spain and Latin America), German, French, Dutch, Danish

    https://www.unrest.film/digital


    So great, I'm going to watch it with my family today!
     
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  2. Skippa

    Skippa Moderator Staff Member

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    Hurrah, will check it out, maybe at the weekend!!
     
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    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I got an email from the Unrest team this morning and it said (my bolding):

    So I gather that the more people watch this thing on iTunes in a short space of time, the better.
     
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    Sadly I've seen a number of posts on Facebook reporting that Unrest has been hacked and is being offered up on at least one very dubious site to stream for free.
     
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    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Sometimes, people are just really shit.
     
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    Hey, I'm just passing on the information.... ;) :p
     
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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    actually, I didn't like to say before but it is available on a few sites; but then most things are if you know where to look and don't mind the odd pop-up of a scantily dressed female asking you to 'phone' her.....or ads about some money making scheme or both.......before you can get to the film.
     
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    If it's 1h 27m and 31s long I can confirm it appears to be available from several places for both streaming and download - only one original copy tho - so it shouldn't be too hard for them to take down ATM.
     
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    No worries, they wouldn't have bought it anyways.

    But the freeloaders are all potential "wins" to be made... the more eyes the merrier, in a perverse way.
     
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    For anyone who finds a downloaded copy more convenient;

    The US purchase price is $15, a donation can be made at

    https://www.unrest.film/donate

    and they take cards only, no paypal etc.
     
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    Just watched it on Vimeo. What a fantastic movie, so moving.
     
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    Haven't watched it yet - but it certainly did its job on my mother and sister when they watched it at their local cinema last Saturday. Apparently the audience watched in complete silence then burst into applause at the end, and my sister is now emailing other family members saying they must watch it. My mother said "you seem to have been dealing with it the right way." "Oh, good" I replied.
     
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    Not seen it yet, but @Pickle went to see it at Brighton with two friends and it really opened their eyes to what we've all been going through.
    Jen and Omar were at the screening and did a Q&A, it was emotional.
     
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    I watched it yesterday. I think a wonderful job has been made of it, and I think that it is pitched as well as anything could be to act as an effective convincer of people. It importantly focuses on the human stories and it is this that will connect with the most people. I've seen comments arguing that it should have focused more on the science and I disagree, more science would mean more people disconnecting from it. It's a documentary film, not a research paper - we don't criticise research papers for not telling the human stories of those being researched. We need different tools to complete the different jobs that are out there and I think this will do very well at changing the opinions of the majority of those who watch it.
     
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    I thought it was superb. I agree about the science, especially as the science is in such flux at the moment. Best just to focus on how incredibly shit this disease is, and the serious problems with how patients have been treated.

    Incredibly brave and generous of Jen and Omar to show themselves at such raw and vulnerable moments.

    Jen is an exceptional person, and it's our great good fortune - and her terrible bad luck - that she's one of us. I'm eternally grateful to her for being willing to act.
     
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    And a PS - I'm also not afraid to admit it made me cry, partly due to recognising my story in those that are told, partly due to empathising with the loss shown (I know, a man capable of empathy, whatever next?? ;)), but also with, I suppose, a certain level of relief (and gratitude) that out story was being told, and told so well.
     
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    Well seeing as we're fessing up, I'm a little worried I might have a teary moment too. Maybe I'll hide under my cape or something. The last such occasion was when I watched "Still Alice", the scene where she's trying to explain to her husband that her memory is going and he says something like "hey, me too, we all get forgetful now and again" and the wife starts screaming at him that that's not what she's talking about. Well, to the shocked amazement of my wife, I just burst into tears on the sofa. Don't tell anyone :muted:
     
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    So, no one, other than me, saw a soft, cute, sanitised, portrayal of pwME complete with beribboned unicorns prancing off into the sunset?

    At a stretch I can understand why they would make such a thing, the life of pwME is hardly riveting entertainment, and they need some, just to make sure people don't walk out, but soft and fluffy, cuddly?

    I have experienced virtually everything shown, not including tube feeding, or the medical care, with no support, I also have no experience as to the effects of ME on those around me, which seemed to make up a large part of the film.

    I don't see how I can use this, I can't send it to my sister as a look,see, this is what it's about, I can't send it to my GP as I guarantee she will stop watching a few minutes in.

    Whilst I appreciate the effort, dedication and shear resources that have been put into it, and that the end result is very polished and pretty, I'm at a loss......

    Sorry, but that's what I see, take the emotion out of it, which will be done by professionals as that's what many will have been trained to do.......and what are you left with?

    It's a good film, but it didn't show the sheer grind, the pain, the frustration, the limitations, the impossibilities, the life.
     
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