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Streaming and Internet Videos
60 Minutes: Fight for a Cure
In this twelve-minute video, Katie Couric reports on the movement to raise awareness and research funds for epilepsy.
Epilepsy: the untold stories
Six individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy describe how this condition has affected their lives and how they cope with it. This video also features interviews with health care professionals who present a clinical overview of epilepsy and information about diagnosis and treatment.
How would it be to suddenly loose consciousness? To loose control of your own body and life? That an attack is constantly on the prowl? Director Jef Monté knows how this feels as he developed epilepsy recently. In this documentary he follows a young woman who wants to live an independent life, but who is prevented from this because of her epilepsy
Why I Speak Up About Living With Epilepsy by Sitawa Wafula
Sitawa Wafula, a mental health advocate who started Kenya's first free mental health and epilepsy support line, describes her 15-year affair with epilepsy and how writing helped her to find her voice and become an advocate for others with this condition.
...First Do No Harm
The story of one woman's struggle against a narrow-minded medical establishment that ensues when her son is found to have epilepsy.
Garden State is a cult indie flick about the main character’s return to his hometown of New Jersey. Once home, he meets a girl called Sam, played by Natalie Portman, who has epilepsy. A relationship, of sorts, develops.
The Exploding Girl
On a summer break from college, a young epileptic woman struggles to balance her feelings for her fledgling boyfriend while her friend Al crashes with her for the season.
Please note that these resources do not necessarily portray the experience of any or all individuals who have fibromyalgia.