Thursday, April 22, 2010

I Remember Me (2001)

From NetFlix:  Kim Snyder was a filmmaker looking forward to her next project when, one day, she was overcome by what she thought was the flu -- but later found out her disease was much more debilitating. In this touching documentary, Snyder chronicles her struggles with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, an illness that's still a mystery to many doctors. Includes interviews with other famous sufferers, including director Blake Edwards and athlete Michelle Akers.  2000  74 minutes

DJE:  This is a sobering documentary.  It leaves many questions unanswered, and ten years after the film's making they are still shrouded in mystery. I think this is worth watching; but it is not always easy.  One thing it highlights is how few of these patients were cared for in a patient-centered manner.

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