Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed in the early 1970s in a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, Crip Camp tells the story of campers experiencing liberation and full inclusion, many for the first time in their lives, and their transformation into activism for disability rights. One of the central characters in the film is Judy Heumann, now an internationally recognized disability advocate, and a prominent member of the Washington Jewish community. A product of the Obama’s Higher Ground production company, the film was nominated for an Oscar in 2021.
The film is available on Netflix. Please feel free to watch on your own, or to join in the Zoom watch party at 6 pm on Saturday Feb. 12. At 8 pm we’ll have Havdalah and a discussion of the film, hosted by Richard Ruth and Rabbi Gilah.
For more information about the movie or the Camp that it is based on, please visit: https://cripcamp.com/