Friday, 20 November 2009

Excellent news from Under Our Skin. This documentary so accurately represents our experiences. Our struggles for diagnosis and treatment of chronic Lyme Disease.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that UNDER OUR SKIN was selected as one of the 15 finalists competing for “Best Documentary Feature” in the 82nd Academy Awards®.
Unfolding like a real-life thriller, UNDER OUR SKIN exposes the hidden epidemic of Lyme disease and reveals how our corrupt medical system is failing to address one of the most serious illnesses of our time. Open Eye Pictures is thrilled that the Academy has honored the courageous Lyme patients and physicians whose stories are told in this film. And we hope that this nomination will help spread awareness about this devastating disease and serve as a catalyst for fixing our country’s broken health care system.
The Documentary Branch Screening Academy Committee viewed all eighty-nine qualifying documentaries during the preliminary round of voting. Academy members will now select five nominees from among the 15 titles on the shortlist, and Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, February 2, 2010.


  1. It's amazing news that Under Our Skin has reached the last 15. I am certain that all the publicity generated by this will help raise awareness of Lyme Disease.

    With tick borne illnesses on the rise, you have to ask yourself just when the medical profession is going to take the whole thing seriously.

  2. Thank you Jane for your comment. If our doctors were not fed misinformation and started to think for themselves they would get there much quicker.

    Gone are the old fashioned Doctors of my childhood who used to treat the patient not the lab tests, well perhaps not completely gone as the many ILADS doctors are there to testify.