UK Premiere: Crip Camp (12A*) + ScreenTalk with filmmakers

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2020

a man holds another man in his arms whilst others stand around them

In the wake of famous 1969 counterculture festival Woodstock in upstate New York, Camp Jened hosted their own wild getaways.

Teenagers with disabilities spent their summers escaping widespread societal prejudices to discover themselves, express opinions freely, and have lots of fun at the same time. From this group of friends grew a collective of revolutionary activists who boldly celebrated each other’s differences, provided support, and stood together to fight for their rights in a world failing to make room for them.

Directors Nicole Newnham and ex-camper Jim LeBrecht capture the spirit, music, and budding activism of 1970’s youth in this playful yet deeply moving documentary, and invite us on a journey through the widely overlooked formation of a disability rights movement that continues to this day.

Following the film we are joined by the filmmakers for a ScreenTalk, hosted by Shantha Rau Barriga and Carlos Ríos Espinosa (Human Rights Watch).

2020 US Dir Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht 102 min


This screening is captioned and the ScreenTalk is BSL interpreted.

Audio Description headsets are available for this screening. 


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