Norman Lamb to attend screening of award-winning documentary in Sheringham

MP for North Norfolk, Norman Lamb will be attending a special screening of the feature documentary film Unrest at  Sheringham Little Theatre this evening.

The film, made by Harvard PhD Jennifer Brea, tracks her own story and that of her partner Omar, as they are both struck down with a severe virus.  Whilst Omar rapidly recovers, Jennifer ends up bed bound with mysterious symptoms which are initially misdiagnosed as being psychosomatic, then eventually diagnosed as being due to ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

The award-winning, Oscar short-listed film tracks this young, fiercely intelligent couple’s love story as the pair grapple with Jennifer’s chronic illness diagnosis and their attempts to both find answers to how she can regain her health, whilst also changing the culture surrounding this most stigmatised of diseases.  Follow Jennifer and Omar’s journey in this documentary about their lives together and those of many other severely affected ME/CFS patients who Jennifer connects with online from her bed.

This screening has been organised in conjunction with the Sheringham ME/CFS Support Group, who are the only ME/CFS Support Group based specifically in North Norfolk (although other groups do cover the whole county).  The condition is thought to affect as many as 6,000 patients in Norfolk alone and as many as 250,000 patients across the UK.  The screening will be attended by North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, who will give a brief talk to the audience after the film.

It starts at 6.15pm.  Call the box office on 01263 822347.

One thought on “Norman Lamb to attend screening of award-winning documentary in Sheringham

  1. Penny Hender

    I am so glad that you are covering this event. It is one of a kind and of vital significance to those of us, mostly, hidden in our homes within our ME lives.

    It would be good if someone could mention to Norman that there are so many of us who are excited about the screening of this film as we have ME. Yet, sadly, for way too many of us, to attend the screening is just not possible.

    It would, though, be fantastic if lots of people turn up and watch in order to understand the illness and how it affects people and restricts them and their families to such extraordinary degrees for, often, decades.

    Everybody loses here. The Individual. Families. Communities. Society. Workforce. Culture. There is no cure and the medical profession remain divided in approach and opinion.


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