BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Under Our Skin

Under Our Skin

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Under Our Skin
USA / 2008 / 104 min
DIRECTOR:
Andy Abrahams Wilson
A frightening exposé of a corrupt medical system as seen through victims of Lyme disease

Lyme disease is one of the most misunderstood and controversial illnesses of our time. Because it's difficult to test accurately, tens of thousands of people go undiagnosed – or misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, autism, MS and ALS. The Centers for Disease Control admits that more than 200,000 people may contract Lyme disease each year. And yet, the medical establishment – heavily influenced by the insurance industry – has stated that the disease is easily detectable and treatable, and that "chronic Lyme" is some other unrecognized syndrome or a completely psychosomatic disorder.

Andy Abrahams Wilson

Andy Abrahams Wilson is the producer/director for most Open Eye Pictures productions. Founder of the company, he is an Emmy-nominated producer, director and cinematographer. A graduate of Northwestern University and the USC Film School, he has been making films for over ten years. His background is in still photography and cultural anthropology. Past productions include BUBBEH LEE & ME and HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS, broadcast on the Sundance Channel. Andy has produced several award-winning films on dance or dancers, including POSITIVE MOTION, EMBRACING EARTH, CASUALTY and RETURNING HOME.