Funny You Don’t Look Sick

FYDLSPosterFunny, viagra dosage You Don’t Look Sick: An Autobiography of an Illness
Produced, neuropathist Written and Directed by Susan Abod and Lisa Pontoppidan, unhealthy
1995. Color, 64 mins.

2005 Merit Award Winner
Superfest International Disability Film Festival

This intimate documentary self-portrait is told with humor and compassion. Susan Abod is a woman living with Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). Filmed over a period of 18 months in 1994-95, Susan describes in detail the nature of her illness, illustrates her daily routine, and gives us a guided tour of her environmentally “safe” apartment. Comments from Susan’s numerous doctors and a visit with her support group offer further insights in this illuminating, firsthand report on a baffling, twenty-first century disease.

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What’s Being Said:

“Poignant and dramatically honest….this film places an enlightened face on disabilities that no one would otherwise discuss.”
– Massachusetts CFIDS Association

“Fine..documentary on an important theme”
– Chicago Tribune

“Excellent…serious, though often humorous…Susan Abod’s story puts a human face on this debilitating illness which robs people of their energy and plays havoc with their immune system responses. Highly recommended.”
– Video Librarian

“[Funny You Don’t Look Sick] can stand on it’s own in any gathering of documentary films. Entertaining and highly professional”
– The Human Ecologist