"Voices from the Shadows is a compassionate and moving exposé that
bears witness to the tragic consequences of psychiatric prejudice
and medical ignorance concerning one of the most prevalent illnesses
of the 21st century.
The film foregrounds the riveting stories of several British
families confronting what must be everyone's worst nightmare: a
loved one suffering a life-altering illness that leaves him or her
bedridden and in constant pain, with no apparent cure.
But what if the medical establishment made the situation worse
instead of better?
Such are the heartbreaking circumstances of the under-reported
controversy surrounding ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis), aka chronic
Firsthand accounts from patients, caretakers, and medical experts
paint a shockingly confused state of affairs—and underscore the
urgency and frustration around this
A call to action for anyone who
cares about the health and wellbeing of their community, this
powerful film is equally a tribute to those whose voices must be
- Atissa Manshouri
"Voices from the Shadows is the most important and significant film
on pediatric ME that has ever been produced"