NFF: The Pain of Others

Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday, November 17, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location
Northampton Community Arts Trust

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The Pain of Others is a YouTube compilation film about Morgellons, a mysterious illness whose sufferers say they have parasites under the skin, long colored fibers emerging from lesions, and a host of other bizarre symptoms which sound borrowed from a horror film.

The film carefully sets up a space of unsettling encounter with a group of “Morgies” who have turned to YouTube to find help and to prove they’re not crazy.

Intimate and unflinching, disturbing and at times funny – The Pain of Others attempts an act of radical empathy.