INVISIBLE in Vermont: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Politics of Disease

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INVISIBLE

A film by Rik Carlson and Michael Thurston.

Imagine what it's like to be so sick you cannot function.

Imagine there is no known pathology for your illness, only symptoms.

Imagine you are too weak to find your own voice... and because you are silent and confused, your physician says “It's all in your head.”

Imagine.

Because your illness is invisible, you disappear.

INVISIBLE gives voice to a select group of Vermonters who are gravely ill and, until now, have been out of sight. You will hear first person accounts from your Vermont neighbors as they talk about living their lives with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, the disease with a thousand names and no known cause or cure.

You will hear the devastating impact this illness wields. Not only for those who suffer the symptoms, but for those who are left trying to understand what their loved ones are experiencing. This is a film for millions of people around the globe from your Vermont neighbors around the corner... tenacious Vermont neighbors who struggle against unimaginable odds to make their voices heard.

They are just like us... except they got sick...and they are tired of being INVISIBLE.

"Turning the Tides of Modern Medicine is no Small Task"

www.ImmuneDysfunction.org

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Summary

  • Production Date: 05/12/2017
  • Catalog Number: none
  • Archive Number: 10979
  • Series: none
  • Length: *1:09:18
  • Town: Vermont
  • Geography: International
  • Event Type: General
  • Content Type: Other

Airtimes

1 Friday May 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM
2 Monday May 15, 2017 at 5:30 AM
3 Monday May 15, 2017 at 11:30 AM
4 Monday May 22, 2017 at 10:00 PM
5 Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 3:00 AM
6 Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM
7 Saturday May 27, 2017 at 5:30 AM
8 Saturday May 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM
9 Saturday June 3, 2017 at 3:00 PM

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