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Jennifer Brea ’04

Jennifer Brea

Jennifer Brea is an independent documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Following Princeton, she was a Ph.D. student at Harvard until sudden illness left her bedridden. In the aftermath, she rediscovered her first love, film. Her feature documentary, “Unrest,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, where it won a Special Jury Prize. She is also co-creator of Unrest VR, winner of the Sheffield Doc/Fest Alternate Realities Award. An activist for invisible disabilities and chronic illness, she co-founded a global advocacy network, #MEAction and is a TED Talker.

Events

Sensitivity on Screen: How to Tell Intimate Stories on Camera

Saturday, October 6

Moderator:

Azza Cohen ’16, Documentary Director

Panelists:

Maggie Betts ’99, Director & Screenwriter

Jennifer Brea ’04, Filmmaker

Purcell Carson, Documentary Filmmaker, Woodrow Wilson School

Josephine Decker ’03, Filmmaker

Celine Gounder ’97, Host & Producer, “In Sickness and in Health”

Janay Watts ’10, Doctoral Student, University of Pennsylvania


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