This is the trailer for a new UK documentary about CFS entitled, "What about ME?" ME, of course, is a double entendre because it also refers to the UK name for the disease, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). As Alison noted over at Blog Wormwood, "sounds much scarier, doesn't it?"
I haven't been able to get the website (http://www.whataboutme.biz/) to work, but here is what Alison had to say about the making of this documentary:
I'd like to get my hands on that novel, and I really hope that this documentary gets made, because this story needs to be told. Here's the trailer... it's definitely worth a watch, even if you don't know anything about CFS/ME.On their list of people interviewed, I recognize Dr. Sarah Myhill, Dr. Charles Shepherd, and Anette Whittmore, founder of the Whittmore-Peterson Institute, which funded the groundbreaking XMRV study.
"People are suffering. But they are being told it’s all in the mind. Our aim is to investigate ME further, to put the plight of an ME sufferer in the public’s consciousness and to encourage further research and health policy reform. We hope to spread the word through this website which will have videos and podcasts on ME, short virals on the ME situation delivered multi-platform, a TV documentary aimed at a prime-time audience, a worldwide theatrical release and a docu-drama dramatizing an ME sufferer’s struggle, based on the novel “The State of Me,” by Nasim Marie Jafry."