"#TimeForUnrest is a global campaign to grow and strengthen the global movement for equal recognition, education, research, and funding for ME." - unrest.film/time-for-unrest/ 

Jen Brea's extraordinary film, Unrest, has been an inspiration for the ME community around the world. The film has moved and enlightened audiences at countless international film festivals screenings and community events. The success of the film has led to the wider media picking up the story, with Jen participating in interviews on radio and television, from the CBC's The Current, and the BBC, to the hugely popular Megyn Kelly TODAY and the ABC, along with coverage by many major publications, such as The Guardian and The New York Times.

Jen and her incredible team have brought ME out of the shadows and into main stream conversations, and they are making it easy for the rest of us in the ME community to follow and continue this work in our own backyards.


The Society is committed to eradicating the stigma attached to ME, and the ignorance and misinformation about the disease which persists throughout the BC health care system. To this end, the Society is participating in the global #TimeForUnrest campaign with our #TimeForUnrest in BC local campaign. We launched our campaign with a screening of Unrest for UBC Med and Nursing students in Vancouver in collaboration with two wonderful 2nd year​ UBC Med students.

We are working to create events throughout the province, focusing on cities where UBC med schools are located: Vancouver, Victoria, Prince George and Kelowna.  We are so grateful to the students who have committed to help us to raise awareness among the next generation of doctors and nurses. See below for #TimeForUnrest in BC News & Events.

To achieve our goal we need to target future and current health care professionals. We are working on creating #TimeForUnrest in BC events for the Continuing Medical Education program for physicians, who are required by the College of Family Physicians of Canada to achieve CME credits every year.

Join us in this important campaign. If you live near any major health science student faculties, and have the energy to help with a screening in your area (at whatever level you can manage), or if you know of any students who would like to get involved, please contact us to find out more and join our #TimeForUnrest in BC team.

We look forward to a future where ME patients in BC can receive the medical support they need to manage and properly treat this terrible and disabling disease.

“Unrest” in BC Public Libraries


The following BC libraries have copies of "Unrest":


Victoria Public Library; 5 holds; DVDs on order: https://gvpl.ent.sirsidynix.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?rt&q=unrest


Okanagan Regional Public Library:  3 holds on 2 copies, and 2 additional copies arriving soon:https://orl.bibliocommons.com/v2/search?query=Unrest&searchType=smart


Salt Spring Island has one copy available: https://bgsi.bc.catalogue.libraries.coop/eg/opac/results?query=Unrest&qtype=keyword&fi%3Aitem_type=


Nelson Public Library, has one copy in processing; available soon.


There is no interlibrary loan for digital works in BC, therefore each library system must order their own copies, if interested.


We'll update this list as we learn of more libraries adding the film to their catalog.

#TIMEFORUNREST News and Events

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