Crip Camp

Crip Camp

Available on Netflix
CRIP CAMP: A DISABILITY REVOLUTION pays homage to Camp Jened, an inspirational summer camp in upstate New York where kids with disabilities went to get fresh air, but inhaled a sense of freedom and camaraderie that sustained them and inspired them to change laws that held them back. A progressive philosophy at the camp gave kids who couldn't walk or see or speak the chance to experience autonomy and freedom. When they returned home to a world unfriendly to people with disabilities -- at a time before public school access, wheelchair ramps, and accessible bathrooms -- many felt trapped, shut-ins in a world that made no concessions to their physical needs. To some looking back, camp felt like "utopia." The outside world that viewed those kids so harshly didn't exist for them those summers. Years later, many of the campers went on to change the world in amazing ways.
Director James Lebrecht, Nicole Newnham