Sunday, June 30, 2013

Under Our Skin (2008)

"In the 1970s, a mysterious and deadly illness began infecting children in a small town in Connecticut. Today it's a widespread epidemic. A real-life thriller, this shocking festival hit exposes the controversy surrounding chronic Lyme disease. Following the stories of individuals fighting for their lives, director Andy Abrahams Wilson reveals with beauty and horror a natural world out of balance and a human nature all too willing to put profits before patients." Netflix

I found this film disturbing and a bit sensational.  It may scare some patients unnecessarily.  I would be reluctant to recommend it without reservations.  Certainly, the number of patients with chronic Lymde disease is smaller than one would be led to believe from watching this "selective" documentary.

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