Breakfast All Day Podcast Reviews Crip Camp

A film documenting the journey of campers turned activists in the disability rights movement, Crip Camp (2020) was directed and produced by Nicole Newnham. The film starts in the summer of 1971 at Camp Jened as a summer came welcoming all teens with disabilities, who will later go on to become major players in the push for accessibility rights, disability rights and legislation. YouTubers Christy Lemire, Alonso Duralde and Matt Atchity from the Breakfast All Day Podcast channel, share their thoughts on the documentary which had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and is now streaming on Netflix.

I love how it celebrates this idea of what activism can accomplish. I mean if we’re going to try and put it in the filter of right now … it’s this reminder that the government is capable of doing such good stuff for people, but if you are people who are not white, able bodied, heterosexual, Christians, cisgender, rich men, you’ve got to grab the government by the ankles and just shake them and shake them … and that’s what these folks had to do.

A very eye-opening documentary, says YouTuber Duralde, who knew very little about the history of the disabilities rights movement prior to watching the film. He praises the film for presenting the idea of how accomplishments do not happen overnight, but are a constant progression of the struggles and obstacles these people had to endure in order to be recognized.

YouTuber Atchity and Lemire also enjoy how the film portrays the featured activists in humanizing them and never presenting them as victims of their disabilities. It is an empowering, moving and quite funny story, says all the YouTubers.

YouTubers Christy Lemire, Alonso Duralde and Matt Atchity from the Breakfast All Day Podcast channel, rate and review movies and TV shows on their channel weekly.