Perversely Dark (Sykt Mørkt) is a 2014 documentary by Pål Winsents in Fenomen TV Film & Scene AS. It follows two young people with severe myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in Norway. Perversely Dark is Winsents' second documentary on ME. The documentary took six years to make, and provides a rare glimpse for the outside world into the reality of severe ME.
The documentary follows Bjørnar and Kristine, both completely bed bound and secluded to dark rooms as severely affected ME-patients. The film reveals an incredible transformation as one of them responds to treatment.
It was launched in 2014 and was sent at the national broadcaster NRK where it is still available for streaming (in Norwegian). It was shown during the Invest in ME International ME Conference in London (2014).
Articles from Norwegian media about the documentary
I stummende mørke - Agderposten (13.05.2014)
Bjørnar ligger helt stille hver dag - Romerikets Blad (24.08.2014)
Det er som å løpe maraton hele tiden - Varden (25.08.2014)
Her ligger Bjørnar. Og her har han ligget i 8.5 år - Nordlys (18.12.2014)
Website Perversely Dark
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