A Netflix original documentary from 2020, “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution” is the story of Camp Jened, a summer camp in Upstate New York described as a “loose, free-spirited camp designed for teens with disabilities.”
Jened was a freewheeling Utopia, a place with summertime sports, smoking and make-out sessions awaiting everyone, with campers experiencing liberation and full inclusion as human beings ... many for the first time.
The film focuses on those campers who migrated to Berkeley, California, using civil disobedience and their political voice to become activists for the disability rights movement and their fight for accessibility legislation.
The film has garnered acclaim from a number of film critics, including winning the Audience Award at the January 2020 premiere screening at the Sundance Film Festival.
Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama serve as executive producers under their Higher Ground Productions banner. The film was released on Netflix in March 2020.
A community-wide discussion of the film, conducted via Zoom, will be held at 6 p.m. March 25.
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