Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Skin Deep: The Battle Over Morgellons


Year: 2019
Country: USA
Run Time: 90 minutes

Skin Deep: The Battle Over Morgellons
Skin Deep: The Battle Over Morgellons
Skin Deep: The Battle Over Morgellons
Skin Deep: The Battle Over Morgellons

Cindy Casey-Holman was working as a registered nurse when she began to experience uncontrollable itching and discomfort all over her body. Then one day, as if out of a science fiction horror story, she discovered a multitude of stringy fibers coming out of her skin. To her dismay, doctors could find no physical cause for her condition and suggested it was purely psychological. But after doing some research, Cindy learned she was not the only one experiencing these symptoms, which had a name: Morgellons disease. As more and more afflicted patients continued to come forward, the majority of the medical community disregarded their complaints, prescribing antipsychotics and dismissing any potentially physical causes. As a nurse, Cindy decided it was her duty to shine a light on this mysterious condition so patients would be taken seriously. A deep dive into the highly interesting and widely contested Morgellons disease, SKIN DEEP: THE BATTLE OVER MORGELLONS is a fascinating documentary that is sure to make your skin crawl. Is Morgellons delusions of parasitosis or the symptoms of severe hypochondriacs? Or is there another explanation under the surface? — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 8:35 PM ET

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 3:45 PM ET

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 9:25 AM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

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