Morgellons disease is a medical mystery. Although doctors have no explanation for the condition, thousands of sufferers claim to experience a persistent crawling sensation under their skin, thin fibres growing out of their body and a host of other symptoms. Penny Lane dives head first into the online community of Morgellons patients re-working candid home-videos uploaded to YouTube by three women who are afflicted with the disease. The Pain of Others explores the slippery ideas around self-diagnosis, empathy and online support networks but Lane’s original and unsettling film refuses to offer answers to any of its own questions.
+ Q&A with director Penny Lane.
Part of Penny Lane: In Focus, a series of screenings + Q&A's with Lane.
Other events include a screening of Our Nixon (2013) and a The Short Films of Penny Lane (2004 - 2018).