The Quiet Epidemic (2023)
Director: Lindsay Keys, Winslow Crane-Murdoch Run Time: 102 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Country: United States
About the film:
Official Selection, 2022 Hot Docs
After years of living with mysterious symptoms, a young girl from Brooklyn and a Duke University scientist are diagnosed with a disease said to not exist: Chronic Lyme disease. The Quiet Epidemic (2023) follows their search for answers, which lands them in the middle of a vicious medical debate.
What begins as a patient story evolves into an investigation into the history of Lyme disease, dating back to its discovery in 1975. A paper trail of suppressed scientific research, and buried documents reveals why ticks – and the diseases they carry – have been allowed to quietly spread around the globe.
About the filmmakers:
Lindsay Keys is a director, producer, cinematographer, and photographer based in the desert outside of Los Angeles. She has shot still and motion content for clients ranging from Bernie Sanders to The Whitney Museum. Her photography has been exhibited internationally, published in The New York Times, Time Out Magazine, Interview Magazine, and auctioned at Christie’s. While attending Wesleyan University (‘11), Lindsay’s health began deteriorating with no explanation. Upon getting a diagnosis of Lyme disease in 2015, she began working on The Quiet Epidemic and spent the next seven years dedicated to its completion. This is her first feature film.
Winslow Crane-Murdoch is a director, cinematographer and editor based in Portland, OR. Since graduating from Connecticut College in 2013 where he studied film, his work has taken him across the country and overseas. He made an episodic series about student loan debt, hiked, and filmed a 3,000 km walk across New Zealand for Outside Television and has shot and directed for large brands and political campaigns. He was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and began working on The Quiet Epidemic shortly after. This is his first feature film.See our upcoming films