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      Crip Camp

      R 2020 1 hr. 47 min. Documentary List
      100% 101 Reviews Tomatometer 91% 250+ Ratings Audience Score A groundbreaking summer camp galvanizes teens who have disabilities. Read More Read Less

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      As entertaining as it is inspiring, Crip Camp uses one group's remarkable story to highlight hope for the future and the power of community.

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      hugo m A good documentary covering the rise of the disability rights movement and how many of them came from this empowering summer camp Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A socially essential, eye-opening, time capsule documentary with an effective affection of typically empathizing with the subject matter on different comfort levels to further realize their truly equal strengths as a heartening example of unity collectively marching towards a brighter future. (B+) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review andres s I'm really glad they made this documentary, you don't really hear about this subject matter or see it much in movies or shows. Jened was basically a hippie camp where everyone was accepted. And I love how raunchy and unrestrained a lot of the humor was back then, it's not how it is nowadays where most things can be offensive. You could actually learn to laugh at yourself and laugh at the world instead of being afraid of it. That footage of Willowbrook Institute was shocking. It was like something out of a horror movie. The conditions that those kids were living in was both heartbreaking, terrifying and sad. A really insightful and eye-opening documentary on the history of Camp Jened and the struggles but also great achievements and accomplishments of the disabled community. It shed some light on the disabled civil rights movement that was never talked about, I didn't even know that happened. It's also really inspiring seeing the change that Judy and all the disabled community behind her were able to establish for disabled people all around the world. They basically changed history. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I love real stories about real people in wheelchairs. We're not going away! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Was a cool Watch. Love historical true stories and the Humor to it was fun! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Summary: Camp Jened was more than just a summer camp. Here, teens with disabilities, exhausted from living in the margins, could finally be their true selves. As campers grew, so did their friendships and their activism. Takeaways: From Camp Jened to Washington D.C., Judy Heumann and others became civil rights advocates for people with disabilities. When U.S. leaders refused to sign Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (one of the first federal civil rights laws to ensure certain rights and accessibility for people with disabilities) the longest sit-in demonstration was born. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Sophie Monks Kaufman Sight & Sound A vital and joyful work that puts a lesser-known part of American civil rights history on the map... Feb 2, 2021 Full Review Alissa Wilkinson Vox At times it feels like Crip Camp bites off slightly too much for a movie that's less than two hours long. But I can't really blame the directors for cramming in as much information as they can. Rated: 3.5/5 Feb 2, 2021 Full Review Robbie Collin Daily Telegraph (UK) Crip Camp is the kind of documentary whose name circulates in must-watch lists for months: it's an inspiring true story, accessibly told. Rated: 3/5 Nov 28, 2020 Full Review Jenny Jediny Ryan's Test Source Fantastic doc. Oct 27, 2021 Full Review Victor Pineyro Seventh Art Studio Crip Camp provides an inside view of the importance of freedom, expression, youth, pleasure and life. Things we often take for granted. Their fight paved the way for a better life. Incredible documentary. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 7/10 Oct 22, 2021 Full Review Jason Shawhan Nashville Scene Do not miss this. Sep 10, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A groundbreaking summer camp galvanizes teens who have disabilities.
      James Lebrecht, Nicole Newnham
      Executive Producer
      Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Priya Swaminathan, Tonia Davis, Howard Gertler
      James Lebrecht, Nicole Newnham
      Production Co
      Higher Ground Productions
      R (Sexual References|Some Language)
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 25, 2020
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