Clip Released Today - CRIP CAMP / Sundance 2020 Opening Night Film
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Clip Released Today – CRIP CAMP / Sundance 2020 Opening Night Film

CRIP CAMP
Directed by Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht
Executive Produced by Barack Obama and Michelle Obama

Joyous, Exuberant Story of A Summer Camp That Birthed A Revolution

Sundance 2020 – Opening Night, U.S. Documentary Competition

Opens From Netflix in March

CRIP CAMP explores the revolution that blossomed in a ramshackle, unorthodox summer camp for teenagers with disabilities in the early 1970s, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement. This joyous and exuberant documentary, co-directed by Emmy®-winning filmmaker Nicole Newnham and sound mixer (and former camper) James LeBrecht, draws from a jaw-dropping store of archival footage to show how the campers’ bonds endured as they migrated West to Berkeley, California — a promised land for a growing and diverse disability community — where they realized that by working together they might secure life-changing accessibility for millions. Arriving the same year as the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, at a time when the country’s largest minority group still battles daily for the freedom to exist, the film is executive produced by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

DIRECTORS: Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht
PRODUCERS: Sara Bolder, Jim LeBrecht, Nicole Newnham
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama
DISTRIBUTOR: Netflix

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