This film is part of the 2020 DOC NYC Short List for Feature Documentaries. Please note that It is not available for streaming via DOC NYC. Netflix subscribers may watch the film on Netflix.
The liberation movements around race, gender, and sexuality have been well-documented. Now Crip Camp shines a light on the overlooked, but equally important, disability rights movement. Its origins trace back to Camp Jened, a haven for disabled teens in the early 1970s, down the road from Woodstock. Directors Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht (a former Jened camper himself) trace how the camp members became the nucleus for a legal and societal crusade that’s still ongoing. Filled with the spirit, music, and humor of the era, the film shows how “some success stories only grow more powerful with age, and their ability to inspire action is timeless” (Indiewire). (Courtesy of Netflix)