In conversation with Nicole Newnham and James Lebrecht, co-directors of Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution - 18:00 GMT, Thursday 29 October
Emmy®-winning producer (Little By Little Films) and Founding Member of FWD-Doc (Documentary Filmmakers With Disabilities) Lindsey Dryden will be in conversation with Emmy®-award winning filmmaker Nicole Newnham and sound-mixer James LeBrecht, co-directors of Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution.
Executive produced by Barack Obama and Michelle Obama and distributed by Netflix, CRIP CAMP tells the untold story of Camp Jened, a "ramshackle hippy-run" summer camp which, in the late 60s and early 70s, welcomed teenagers with disabilities. Camp Jened created a space for co-director Jim and his fellow campers to be treated as equals and to be part of a community where they could finally experience "the fullness of themselves as human beings". The camp and its members were instrumental in the disability rights movement that grew in the following years, and in the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Nicole and Jim talk about the making of this watershed film about the disabled experience, 30 years after the passing of the ADA, at a time when disabled individuals and communities still struggle daily for equal rights, treatment and opportunities. Session running time: approx 60mins.
Supported by Netflix