Some very good news for "Canary in a Coal Mine"! http://filmmakermagazine.com/98450-ifp-announces-documentary-projects-annual-ifp-labs/#.VzOq8m4rLmE May 9, 2016 "The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), Filmmaker‘s parent organization, announced today the ten documentaries selected for the 2016 IFP Filmmaker Labs, IFP’s annual yearlong fellowship for first-time feature directors. The creative teams of the selected films are currently attending the first week’s sessions – The Time Warner Foundation Completion Labs – taking place May 11-15 in New York City. Canary in a Coal Mine Jennifer, a Harvard PhD student, was signing a check at a restaurant when she found she could not write her own name. Months before her wedding, she became progressively more ill, losing the ability even to sit in a wheelchair. When doctors insisted that her condition was psychosomatic, she picked up her camera to document her own story and the stories of four other patients struggling with the world’s most prevalent orphan disease – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, often referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 80% of its sufferers are women. Jennifer Brea(Director, Producer), Patricia Gillespie (Producer), Laura Vigilante(Impact Producer). Princeton, NJ."