I Remember Me
The Award-winning documentary film about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Written, produced, and directed by Kim Snyder
Available For Wider Airing Based on Generous Contributions
DENVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Winner Best Documentary, People’s Choice Award
HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Honorary Mention Best Documentary
SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL
First Runner Up
TAOS FILM FESTIVAL
Land Grant Finalist
- Without scientific proof of this disease, "you’re left with personal anecdote," begins Producer Kim Snyder. This is the story of her four-year journey to gather testimony from CFS patients, physicians, and stricken communities from coast to coast.
- A severely disabled Connecticut teen attends his graduation on a gurney, and Olympic Gold Soccer Winner Michelle Ackers describes being knocked out of the game.
- A reunion of small-town residents in Florida - 50 years after the CFS outbreak that devastated hundreds of lives there without explanation.
- Doctors’ accounts of other outbreaks, from the original "Lake Tahoe cluster" in Incline Village, Nevada, to Lydonville, New York, where more than 100 people were stricken in the mid-80s.
From the CFS community’s perspective, this film is a vivid and powerful tool - the like of which we’ve never had before – for generating media attention, public and medical community education, and government advocacy, perhaps in condensed form.
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Top reviewers say:
A documentary which does what the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta shamefully failed to do: Connect the dots.
- Roger Ebert/The Chicago Sun-Times
Very affecting… I couldn’t stop watching… I remained glued to my seat as Snyder traveled around the U.S. talking to similarly stricken Americans, creating a visual discourse about CFS.
- Alli Joseph/TNT Rough Cut
An intrepid sleuth, Ms. Snyder seems to have left no stone unturned in her search for answers.
- Stephen Holden/The New York Times
A tender, yet pointed documentary of perseverance, thwarted hope, and medical buffoonery.
- Gene Seymour/Newsday
Demonstrates well… the way that illness separates the world into "us" (the sick) and "them" (the healthy).
- John Petrakis/The Chicago Tribune
Simultaneously beautiful and haunting, I Remember Me demystifies Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with a compelling, almost palpable force.
- Elizabeth Karlsberg/Santa Barbara News Press