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Relaxed Screening: Crip Camp (12A*)

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.

“I wanna see a feisty group of disabled people all around the world. A group of people who will not accept ‘no’ without asking why.”

- Judy Heumann, film subject

2020 US Dir Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht 102 min


This screening is captioned.

Audio Description headsets are available for this screening.


How is this screening Relaxed?

A relaxed event takes place in an environment more suitable for neurodiverse customers as well as those who would benefit from a more informal format. 
The cinema environment is tailored to the needs of the audience.

For this screening:

- The lights are dimmed, though not off.

- The volume levels a little lower than usual.

- Attendees are free to sit in whichever seat they like and can enter and exit the room at any time, with easy access for any wheelchair users.

- Attendees are free to make noise in these screenings. 

- Staff are trained and ready to assist with any help the audience may need during these trips to the cinema at Barbican.


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