Wild Horses is a fictional short film about a young teen with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) who, after recovering enough that she is no longer housebound, decides to run away and find a horse in order to break the bonds of her overprotective mother.
The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2017.
Director and Writer: Rory Alexander Stewart; from Scotland; recently graduated the National Film and Television School. Starring: Emma Curtis, Emma Cater, Ainslie Henderson, and Stephanie Compton
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myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.