This is being organised by Norwich Independent Living Group. The exhibition will be at the Millennium Library in the Forum from Sunday 16th September – day of the Norfolk Disability Pride event. The exhibition will run for 2 weeks then the photographs will be archived for future generations to see how we live today.
For more info about the Norfolk Disability Pride event:
Award winning film ‘Unrest’ is coming to Norwich at Cinema City Tues 24th Oct 6:15pm and will be followed by a Q&A panel with local UEA scientists, and politicians may be present. The film will also be screening at parliament. The filmmakers hope it will raise awareness and encourage governments to fund more biomedical research.
Home Streaming tickets
If you’re housebound or not able to make it to Norwich you can watch it at home by purchasing a digital streaming ticket. There will also be a DVD available later on.
Jennifer Brea was a Harvard PhD who got ME following a severe virus whilst she was studying. Her husband is Omar Wassow, a Princeton Professor who was also involved in Obama’s rise to power- he also helped her film her experiences and encouraged her to lobby for change on this terrible disease. Jennifer’s feature-length documentary is now screening at select cinemas worldwide and is already winning awards at International Film Festivals. It will be screening in Parliament in a couple of weeks time and it is having it’s official UK launch next week at Mondrian, Southbank where celebrities with ME, specialists, politicians and charity leaders will all be present.
In short: ME is now finally having its moment in the spotlight because of this movie and we need YOUR help. Of course, it goes without saying that some people with ME will not be able to attend the screenings- but part of Jennifer’s distribution strategy is to ensure that those bedbound/ house bound with ME can still access it. So if they buy tickets for the Norwich screening they will then be able to live stream it at the same time as everyone else is watching the movie!
Here is Jen’s TED talk which was the most-watched TED Talk of 2016- with more than 1 million hits and climbing:
Here are two different links giving info about the Norwich screening of Unrest at Cinema City on Tuesday 24th at 6.15pm:
Home Streaming tickets
The Daily Mail seems to have changed it’s stance somewhat with this interesting article looking at the PACE trials controversy and reanalysis, some new research findings and views from physicians supportive of further biomedical research into the organic nature of the illness. Read more…
Popular international science magazine New Scientist has published yet another article covering research into ME/CFS.
This time they looked at findings which may lead to biomarkers for the illness by measuring levels of immune systems substances called cytokines which can affect levels of inflammation in the body. Read more…