Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (Film)
Planting the Seeds for Nothing About Us Without Us
Friday, October 2, 2020 · All Day
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
A groundbreaking summer camp galvanizes a group of teens with disabilities to help build a movement, forging a new path toward greater equality.
Running time 1 hour. 48 minutes. Rated R for some language, including sexual references.
In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp “for the handicapped” (a term no longer used) in the Catskills, exploded those confines. Jened was their freewheeling Utopia, a place with summertime sports, smoking and make-out sessions awaiting everyone, and campers experienced liberation and full inclusion as human beings. Their bonds endured as many migrated West to Berkeley, California — a hotbed of activism where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption, civil disobedience, and political participation could change the future for millions.
We encourage viewers to watch this award-winning documentary at a time that best fits their schedule, and use Netflix Party to watch with friends and family with social distancing. Currently the film is only available through Netflix with a wide range of accessible features. Email us via email@example.com with any questions, access needs or concerns. Accessibility and Disability Services will be hosting a discussion about the film on October 23rd at 1:00 (link).