Crip Camp

  • 2020
  • US
  • Directed by: Nicole Newnham, James LeBrecht

Documentary about Camp Jened, a summer getaway for adults and children with disabilities that ran in upstate New York in the late 60s and 70s. It combines archive footage with talking heads to show a place where young people learned that they should not be defined by their disabilities, and many became equal rights advocates as a result. Spirited and moving.

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Crip Camp

23 Mar 20204 stars

Spirited and moving disability-themed documentary focusing on a transformative summer camp

In the 60s and 70s, in upstate New York, a revolution was brewing. No, not Woodstock but Camp Jened, a summer getaway for adults and children with disabilities that was started in 1952 and, by 1971, had become a playground of happy rebellion, where…

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