Jennifer Brea Missing – 39-year-old Jennifer Brea, a patient advocate and a talented film maker is missing. She directed and stared in the film Unrest, and was in Miami working on a new project. She was last seen in Miami International Airport Wednesday afternoon at about 3:30pm near Gate D37. She was apparently having some kind of mental health crisis and chose not to board her flight. A gate agent asked for an EMT to give her a medical check. Her vitals came back fine and so she was released. She is a black woman, 5 foot 6, with blue eyes and a big smile. She usually has her hair covered.
Her case is now being investigated by a detective in Miami PD’s Missing Persons division. You can contact the City of Miami Missing Person Department at (305) 603-6350
Omar Wasow, Jennifer’s Husband said in a Facebook post that they are trying to cast a wide net in case anyone might be able to help.
- In the off-chance you’ve seen her or had any contact with her Wednesday night (6/15), Thursday (6/16) or Friday (6/17) they would be grateful to know.
- They’re approaching folks in media in Miami about possibility of covering a “local Florida girl goes missing at MIA” story to try and raise awareness.
- if you have social networks in South Florida and want to signal boost, we’ll soon post some materials that you can share on Facebook and Twitter.
- what else should we do? Any help welcome…
Who is Jennifer Brea?
Jennifer Brea is an activist and documentary filmmaker from the United States. Unrest, her first feature film, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, winning the US Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing. Brea also collaborated on a virtual reality picture that debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival. Brea was a Harvard University PhD student when she became ill with a high temperature and became bedridden. Her conversion disorder was first undiagnosed, but she was later diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), generally known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). She began making a documentary film about her experience from her bed in 2013. It was originally titled “Canary in a Coal Mine,” but it was renamed after a Kickstarter effort that rallied a large online community of other homebound and bedbound patients and their families.
Unrest premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and aired on January 8, 2018 on PBS’s Independent Lens. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Film.