CRIP CAMP really got me. In a world that’s seemingly more unjust and unequal every day, in 2020 this heartfelt documentary reminds you of a time 40 years ago when civil rights took a giant leap forward. Camp Jened gave disabled young people a place to belong, to be accepted and to be independent over their summer holidays and this fundamental human need and human right would not be contained out of sight of wider American society for long. This is a story that needs to be told, in the voices of many of the campaigners for equality, they recount their struggles but also the good times and the lifelong friendships that came from their long summers. It’s a difficult watch at times – the suffering and indignity of disabled people is unflinchingly presented to us – but there’s so much joy, laughter and inspiration to be found throughout as well. Watch it, reflect and continue the good fight. SSP
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