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Unrest gets a mention in "The best documentries of 2017" @ Vox

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Alvin, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Its a long article, most of it having nothing to do with ME/CFS, but quoted

    https://www.vox.com/2017-in-review/...n-jane-jonbenet-ex-libris-inconvenient-sequel
     
  2. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I hope enough people are infuriated by it that something is done about it.
     
  3. Samuel

    Samuel Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    > chronic fatigue

    is that addressed in the film?
     
  4. Allele

    Allele Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    @Samuel , Jen has stated that she chose to make a "Sundance"-style film. I think this was due to the positive response she got from her initial pitches including the (prestigious) invitation to workshop it there.

    I personally think this was a very wise choice, bc the kind of film it is is very relatable to a wide array of people, so she has now gained a voice (which appears to be increasing) with which to begin discussing many of the things that were not included in the film.

    She has parlayed whatever talent + cosmic juju that got her to this foreground kind of place into a potential megaphone for the realities and history of this disease that is unprecedented. It's my understanding that she fully plans to use that megaphone and pass it on as well. With a special focus on the medical community and their education.

    The film is going to air on PBS in early January, which is kind of huge. While those who like to watch Independent Lens might be a relatively small segment of the public, it's still an amazing feat to air on a nationally broadcast premium program geared towards
    intelligent thinking people--who might otherwise never have given this issue a thought at all. So hopefully there will soon be an even wider audience open to hearing the important details via the megaphone :party:
     
  5. Allele

    Allele Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I had no idea as I was writing the above that this steamroller of tweets to EC had been posted by JenB. Holy cow! The megaphone just got turned up a couple notches!
     
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  6. Samuel

    Samuel Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    great to see your enthusiasm! but you forgot to answer the question! i'll guess it doesn't cover the cf label! :]

    just trying to find out what is in the movie and whether reviewers are paying attention.

    i presume sundance style doesn't refer to "Sundance Style! What Kristen Stewart, Chloë Sevigny, and Michelle Williams Should Wear". [whoever they are.]
     
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    Allele Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Haha, that I did! She does not go into it much iirc other than mentioning the newer CDC name is stupid and misleading (paraphrasing,
    maybe someone with a better memory can chime in.) I think greater focus on that is to come.
     
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