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Jennifer Brea        

Independent Filmmaker, TED Fellow & Activist

Jennifer Brea is an independent filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She has an AB from Princeton University and was a PhD student at Harvard until sudden illness left her bedridden. In the aftermath, she rediscovered her first love, film. Her Sundance award-winning, Emmy-nominated feature documentary, Unrest, has screened in over 30 countries and had its US national broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens. She is also co-creator of Unrest VR, winner of the Sheffield Doc/Fest Alternate Realities Award. An activist for people with disabilities and chronic illness, she co-founded a global advocacy network, #MEAction and is a TED Fellow.


TED Radio Hour : NPR

today's talk. Jennifer Brea: What happens when you have a disease doctors can't diagnose. ? · TED Radio Hour. A journey through fascinating ideas, ...

Sundance Film Festival 2017 Movies: Competition Lineup, Next Films

“Unrest” (Director: Jennifer Brea) — When Harvard PhD student Jennifer Brea is struck down at 28 by a fever that leaves her bedridden, doctors tell her it's “all in ...

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