Event on 10 November, 2017

Unrest Adelaide Premiere a great success!

300 people, 38 volunteers, 9 sponsors, 4 organisations and guest of honour, Hon Kelly Vincent MLC, enjoyed food, wine, live music, information booths, the movie, a panel discussion, and more.

Unrest Adelaide Premiere

What a night!

There was a buzz of excitement, warmth and engagement as so many individuals and organisations came together to celebrate the Adelaide premiere of Unrest on Thursday 9th November 2017.

Prefaced by three radio station interviews; a blitz of letters and emails to politicians, health professionals and journalists; and a well-written article in The Advertiser, including ME/CFS research at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI); the day of Unrest finally arrived.

Three hundred people with ME/CFS; their family, carers and friends; health practitioners; ME/CFS researchers; and students across the health sciences came together to see the hidden life of those with the illness portrayed on the big screen.

Thank you so much for the ticket. The film was amazing. I’ve always had an idea about what ME/CFS was, but seeing it in that light just really hit home. I just wish there was an answer for all of you that are suffering.

Member of Parliament's office manager

Guest of honour, Hon Kelly Vincent MLC, has offered to help us connect with senior public servants in the health and disability sectors.

We had 38 individual volunteers assisting us on the night and untold numbers of people who had worked on the preparation, including people who could not attend because of their illness; as well as the support from nine South Australian sponsors and four organisations.

It was a rare occasion for our community and the payback fairy has unfortunately visited many of us. For those who were able to make it, let’s savour the joy of the night as we wait to pick up… yet again.

For those who couldn’t join us, Unrest is now available online. We also have DVDs available for purchase.

Unrest is an award-winning documentary and a wonderful tool to get the message out to the wider community about what it is really like to live with ME/CFS. We are asking everyone to seize this opportunity and invite at least two others to watch the film.

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All photos courtesy of sponsor, asbcreative.


  • Moderator: Kathy Mickan, Health Consumers Alliance of South Australia
  • Young adult with ME/CFS: Gipsy Hosking, Invisible Illness Warriors Health Collective
  • Carer: Danny Rhodes
  • ME/CFS SA: Penelope McMillan, President


  • University of South Australia, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy for use of auditorium and technical support; arranged by Gipsy Hosking.
  • asbcreative for professional photographs
  • Autopaint Scratch and Chip Repair for vouchers
  • Broughton Rainbow Quilters for donation of a quilt
  • Chi PT, Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach, Kris Massie, for life coaching session vouchers
  • Drakes for discounted food platters
  • Ladybirds for live music
  • MasterPlan for printing and financial support
  • Mocandunda Vineyards for wine
Unrest Adelaide Premiere shoes

Last edited: 09 June, 2023