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Mar 16, 2018

US film director Jennifer Brea spoke to Amy about her Oscar-shortlisted documentary Unrest, which chronicles her experience and the experiences of others who have gone "missing" – the sufferers of the significantly debilitating illness Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), aka "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Activist and ME sufferer Anna Kerr, Emerge CEO Dr Heidi Nicholls and Bio21 Institute researcher Dr Chris Armstrong then joined Amy to talk about an upcoming screening of Unrest at RMIT, the situation for Australians with ME, and the research being conducted to uncover the biological mechanisms behind it. New York Times journalist and author Jim Robbins came in to the studio to talk about his latest book, The Wonder of Birds and his upcoming talk at the Wheeler Centre. And Ben Eltham chatted about the latest in federal politics.