Today we want to highlight the work of one of our Amara Platform customers and their award-winning film ‘Unrest.’
Twenty-eight year-old Jennifer Brea is working on her PhD at Harvard and months away from marrying the love of her life when she gets a mysterious fever that leaves her bedridden and looking for answers. Disbelieved by doctors yet determined to live, she turns her camera on herself and discovers a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome.
Unrest tells the first-person story of Jennifer and her husband, Omar, newlyweds grappling with how to live in the face of a lifelong illness. But it is also a global story about an international community of patients with a serious, life-altering illness – millions suffering invisibly, ignored by medicine and science because of sexism, ignorance, and bias.
Beyond sharing Jennifer’s story, as well as others with ME, a major goal of the movie is to spark a global movement, which is where Amara comes into the picture:
Using Unrest as a tool, the goals for the Time for Unrest social impact campaign were to reach mass audiences, mobilize patients and allies, educate medical professionals, inspire scientists, and advocate to policymakers in order to build a movement for change. Translating Unrest into many languages is a crucial part of meeting these goals, by making Unrest accessible to a global audience.
Using Amara Platform, Unrest translated the film into 25 languages: English CC, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Turkish. And soon they intend to translate the film into Hindi, Farsi, Urdu, and Indonesian.