The Pain of Others (2018)


International Film Festival Rotterdam • BAMcinemaFest • Sheffield Doc/Fest •
SF DocFest • Sarasota Film Festival • Maryland Film Festival • BAFICI

Richard Brody in The New Yorker
Kiva Reardon in Filmmaker Magazine
Tara Judah in Senses of Cinema

The Pain of Others is a found footage documentary about Morgellons, a mysterious illness whose sufferers say they have parasites under the skin, long colored fibers emerging from lesions, and a host of other bizarre symptoms which could be borrowed from a horror film. The Pain of Others is composed entirely of videos shared by a group of “Morgies” who have turned to YouTube for community and to prove they’re not crazy.  Unsettling, funny and intimate, The Pain of Others is at once a body-horror documentary and a radical act of empathy.