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I Remember Me 2000 NR

3.8 out of 5 stars (68) IMDb 7.2/10

In 1984-85, people at Lake Tahoe fell ill with flu symptoms, but they didn't get better. Medical literature documents similar outbreaks: in 1934 at LA county hospital, in 1948-49 in Iceland, in 1956 in Punta Gorda, Florida. The malady now has a name, chronic fatigue syndrome, and filmmaker Kim Snyder, who suffered from the disease for several years, tells her story and talks to victims and their families, and to physicians and researchers: is it viral, it is psychosomatic, is it one disease or several (a syndrome) ; what's the CDC doing about it; what's it like to have a disease that's not yet understood? Her inquiry takes her to Punta Gorda and to a high-school graduation.

Starring:
Kim A. Snyder, Michelle Akers
Runtime:
1 hour, 14 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Kim A. Snyder
Starring Kim A. Snyder, Michelle Akers
Supporting actors Jan Armstrong, Faye Austin, Gussie Baker, David Bell, Kelly Blank, Blake Edwards, Donald Henderson, David Hyde, Eleanor Jefferies, Gerald Kennedy, Nancy Klimas, Jay Levy, Frances Malone, Peter Manu, Pat McCloud, Martha McCormick, Stephen Paganetti, Heidi Pask
Studio Zeitgeist Films
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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By Laura A. Black on August 15, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
As a physician who has dedicated my career to treating patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, I found I Remember Me to be a poignant, touching and true to life documentary. Despite the fact that I see people on a regular basis who are disabled by the ravages of CFS, I still found the film to be simultaneously heart wrenching and hopeful, bringing tears my eyes several times. Everyone should see this film. It is informative on many levels, not only just for those afflicted, but family and friends, as well as every medical professional and the general public.
Kim Snyder has made an outstanding contribution towards elevating the public awareness of this debilitating syndrome through her educational and informative documentary. This is an important first step in alleviating the prejudices that these people to frequently encounter, not only by the public, but also frequently by medical professionals. You can read about CFS all day long, but until you really get involved in the life of a patient with it, either directly or indirectly by letting Kim Snyder give you a glimpse, a true understanding is difficult to achieve.
Aside from the informational aspects of I Remember Me, the cinematography is creative and expressive. Kim Snyder does more than just describe, define and date; she uses the film to let the viewer into her world, sharing the feelings, fears, and dreams of reality so frequently associated with chronic illness and shared by so many affected by CFS. She reveals a great deal of how the experience of life with CFS can be altered in so many ways, from the mundane details of daily life, to the grand realization of lifelong dreams. This is a very deep, personal expression of the journey patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome face.
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By A Customer on April 9, 2002
For those suffering from Chronic Fatigue this film is very encouraging and was a long time coming. It legitimizes a really miserable (and genuine) illness that for too long has been written off as simply some form of hysteria. For the sufferers, it's a relief to see they're not alone--and to see so many smart and compassionate doctors and researchers who are taking it very seriously indeed.
But it's even more important for the non-believers to see it. This film should be mandatory viewing for the families and friends of people suffering from Chronic Fatigue. These patients are not malingerers. This is serious suffering. I have CFS myself and the fatigue, on my worst days, makes me feel like I'm dying (and wish that I were).
One doctor in this film says that 20 years from now, the one factor regarding this illness that will seem the most incredible (even more than the suffering itself) is the indifference toward it and the disbelief surrounding it. Not just the indifference and disbelief of the unafflicted--but of physicians! Many of whom still refuse to even respect it.
This film does respect a condition which, at it's worst, can cause a misery just about as deep as a human can bear.
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How happy I was to find this most important documentary on CFIDS. I felt so grateful to Kim Snyder for making this film which, not only let me know I am not alone but, gave me a very good visual tool to educate my family,friends and colleagues who really don't get it. My husband and I were particularly struck by the testimony of one family member who related that, unless you live with a CFIDS sufferer you really have no idea. The fact is that people only see us when we are having a good day and can get out of bed through the miracle of chemistry. This is a must have film for all CFIDS sufferers. Buy two! One for you and one to lend out. I only wish there were more than one film on this subject and that it were easier to find.
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By A Customer on May 17, 2002
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I was certainly one of those people who knew little and cared less about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This film changed all that. It challenged my preconceptions and inspired me to both appreciate my own health and to be more caring and open-minded with people who suffer from any illness.
A beautifully crafted film that both informs and entertains, "I Remember Me" engaged me with its personal stories and dramatic revelations. Definitely worth owning to share with friends and family.
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This video documents the history of CFIDS as seen throught the eyes of someone with the illness. A great video for anyone with CFIDS to acknowledge others with the same symptoms and problems. A great video for friends and family of CFIDS patients, a brief overview of the illness. Fantastic for those who don't know what it is to suffer with this illness.
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By A Customer on June 21, 2002
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This documentary film on the disease Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is touching, informative, enfuriating, and life-altering. At times I was brought to tears by the heart-wrenching first person stories of people struggling to deal with this illness, including their struggle with what some considered their most difficult task - coming to terms with the perceptions some in society amazingly still have that the illness is not real.
Because many of the symptoms of this illness are not immediately visible to others, sufferers often have a double burden, the illness itself as well as others' demeaning treatment of those who have it! As one person interviewed said, "You wouldn't call pneumonia "chronic coughing syndrome!" This film aptly demonstrated the physical and interpersonal pain in dealing with the illness, as well as the government's continuing inept response to researching the cause and cure.
This film most importantly is about loss and a must for anyone grieving the loss of any part of themselves, through illness or other means. It is also a wake-up call to us to pressure Congress to fund additional research to find a cause and cure for this devastating illness!
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