Join us virtually on Zoom to watch, “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution”
When: Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Where: Zoom (you must register to receive the link)
This movie is free to watch and is rated R. To register, please contact Lucy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-486-8666 ext. 226.
The movie will be presented with closed captioning and audio description. Please let us know about accommodations or access needs (including support with setting up Zoom) when you register.
In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp “for the handicapped” in the Catskills, exploded those confines. Jened was their freewheeling Utopia, a place with summertime sports, smoking and makeout sessions awaiting everyone, and campers who felt fulfilled as human beings. Their bonds endured as they migrated West to Berkeley, California – a promised land for a growing and diverse disability community – where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption and unity might secure life-changing accessibility for millions. Co-directed by Emmy®-winning filmmaker Nicole Newnham and film mixer and former camper Jim LeBrecht, this joyous and exuberant documentary arrives 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.
Please note: The film may contain material of a sensitive and controversial nature.
There will not be a discussion afterwards with Zoom auto-captioning turned on. If you would like to see a trailer of the movie, please see through the following YouTube link: Crip Camp Trailer
This Movie Night is presented by Vibrant Healthcare Alliance and the Centre for Independent Living Toronto with generous funding support from United Way of Greater Toronto, the City of Toronto, Independent Living Canada and Ontario Community Health Centres.