Short Film: SIDECAR, 14min, UK, Drama

A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can leave people to live a life full of uncertainty about their condition and future. It’s common for the conversation around the progression of MS to go untalked about, in clinic and around family and friends. It’s the elephant in the room, it’s the thing that nobody wants to talk about. It often leaves MSers feeling alone and afraid.

“I know it’s different for everyone, but I wonder how quickly peoples’ MS has progressed from invisible at diagnosis to obvious mobility problems…?” – Shift.ms member.

Sidecar is a film that tells the story of MSers tackling the fear of onset of advanced MS and the impact this may have on their quality of life. This highly emotive, thought provoking film explores the challenges of handling the psychological burden that comes with new disease activity, such as relapses and loss of mobility.

The compelling film speaks out about the unsaid fears that MSers go through, offering a perspective on how they and their support network manage and respond to the challenges of disease progression. The purpose of this film is to empower MSers to communicate and manage the challenges of disease progression.

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Author: chicagofilmfestival

Submit your Short Film and get it showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival in Chicago. 1 event in 2019. 12 events in 2020. Festival takes place at LOGAN Theatre in downtown Chicago on the 3rd Friday of every single month.

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