Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

An audience favourite at Sundance 2020, this documentary explores how a 1970s summer camp for disabled teens sparked a revolution by creating a utopia free from discrimination and isolation—activities included sports, smoking and makeout sessions. Executive produced by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

Audience Award, Sundance 2020
2020107 minsUSA
Documentary
Director:
Nicole Newnham ('The Rape of Europa')James Lebrecht (feature debut)
Cast:
Judith Heumann

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Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution / Reviews

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Footage is surprising, and, occasionally heart-breaking; not because of the disabilities onscreen, but because it recalls the idealism of the 1970s, long since gone.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

What's most remarkable is how the primitive video footage balances the aspects of Jened that were unique — you've never seen a baseball game or swimming instruction like this — with moments that are hilarious and universal.

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Variety

Variety

The movie succeeds in enlightening without ever coming across as an “eat your spinach” civics lesson.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Crip Camp proves some success stories only grow more powerful with age, and their ability to inspire action is timeless.

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