Mold Illness Films


Janis Bell and her partner in the movie “Moldy.”


Following are several films and television programs that are focused on or that mention issues related to mold-related illness.



Spect scans of brain damage caused by mold.


This 2015 film was produced by Dave Asprey of Bulletproof. It includes interviews with many mold-oriented physicians as well as patients, and it received a great deal of press coverage and positive critical reviews.

The film currently may be viewed for free by those signing up for the Bulletproof website.

More information about the film is on a separate page of the Paradigm Change website.



Mold victim Jonathan Lee Wright lived outdoors to address his symptoms.

Black Mold Exposure

Filmmaker Michael Roland Williams released this 90-minute documentary film in 2009. It features interviews with a variety of mold doctors and mold patients.

The movie currently is streaming for free to Amazon Prime members and available to watch for a small fee to non-Prime members.

The film is currently available in DVD form from the website Modern Life Survivalist.  A movie trailer is on You Tube.



Jen Brea tries a mold sabbatical in the desert.


Jennifer Brea was a Ph.D. student at Harvard University in 2012 when she was struck down with a flu that left her bedridden and experiencing a wide variety of very severe symptoms. Unable to leave her home, she began filming her own experiences as well as her conversations by Skype with other patients.

Her resulting movie, “Unrest,” premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a special jury prize for editing. It was released in the U.S. in Fall 2017 and aired on PBS in 2018.

The film includes some discussion of Jen Brea’s own mold-avoidance efforts.

Information on viewing the film may be found on the Unrest website.

On the Paradigm Change website is a basic description of the movie, a transcript of the portion of the movie discussing mold avoidance, and a transcript from a panel discussion by ME/CFS experts on mold issues from a movie screening.



Bekah Dinnerstein in the movie “Afflicted.”


Afflicted is a seven-part original series produced by Netflix and looking at the lives of a number of individuals with chronic illness.

It has been the subject of a great deal of controversy due to the ways in which the film’s creators distorted the stories of the subjects of the movie in order to make it seem that their illnesses are due to psychological rather than physiological factors.

Most of the participants of the film wrote public articles criticizing the filmmakers and pointing out the ways in which the series misled viewers into drawing inappropriate conclusions.

Two of the main participants in the film – Bekah Dinnerstein and Jill Edelstein – suffer from mold-related illness issues and report having benefited from mold avoidance.

The large number of media articles and blog articles pointing out problems with the series are summarized on a separate page of the Paradigm Change website.



Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home

This documentary discusses how the combination of mold growth and arsenic in wallpaper pigments led to illness and deaths in households in the 1800’s.


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