BBFC Ratingf-rated FilmDocs Ireland: The Pain of Others

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CertificateNot Rated
DirectorPenny Lane
Running Time1HR 11MINS
Extra InfoRecommended Age: 15
SeasonDocs Ireland

Using a compilation of clips filmed and posted by the protagonists themselves, Penny Lane explores the misunderstood online community of Morgellons sufferers.

A strange skin condition that is often considered a delusional disorder, Morgellons gives the sensation of parasites under the skin, and the appearance of small fibres emerging from the body. By following the progression of the women’s stories and personal testimonies, an insight is gained into female self representation online, a microscopic and obsessive attention to the body and the desire to reach out to others for support and guidance.

“...a complex and sophisticated portrait of human behaviour in the digital age...both provocative and mordantly funny” - MOVEABLE FEAST