Under Our Skin, directed by Andy Abrahams Wilson and shortlisted for the Academy Awards Best Documentary, is A disturbing and encompassing look at Lyme disease and our current health care system which is ill-equipted to deal with the disease. Caused by bacteria SIMILAR to syphilis and carried by ticks, Lyme disease cases are increasing annually and spreading across the globe, with according the filmmakers, possibly hundreds of thousands infected each year. Patients often develop chronic symptoms ranging from exhaustion and pain to severe neurological disorders and dementia; the majority are misdiagnosed and mistreated. They are told their symptoms are in their heads or that they have other illnesses ranging from fibromyalgia to MS and ALS.