Let's Talk About M.E.: Speeches from a Screening





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Published on Nov 19, 2013

Voices from the Shadows, a documentary highlighting what it's like to live with M.E. was screened in Glasgow on August 1st, 2013 and the event featured speakers before the film was shown as well as a Q+A afterwards and some audience reaction. Kirsty Strain (actress and M.E. sufferer) and Keith Anderson (M.E. Specialist - Fife Clinic) spoke about their experiences and thoughts relating to the film and where things stand with regard to perception and treatment at the moment. Alongside the weight of this issue, there is a piece of performance poetry from Kirsty and by way of including a lighter note, how she links her illness to Rocky IV. The event was organised by Sam McInnes and members of Sam and M.E. Support Group in Glasgow and Sam also speaks, detailing the importance of laughter in the face of such a difficult and devastating illness.

Symptoms readily fluctuate with M.E. and although both Sam and Kirsty appear mild whilst speaking at this event, they have both dealt with the more severe side of this illness. Questions can be directed to canyouseemedocumentary@gmail.com and will be passed along and answered accordingly.

Web Links:
Sam & M.E. Support Group & Blog: http://samandme.org/
Voices From The Shadows Film: http://voicesfromtheshadowsfilm.co.uk

Special thanks to Mark Boggis for filming this event.

Final Thoughts: Why oh why did we not have chairs!?! (Asked Kirsty Strain when she finished speaking).


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