Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020)
This film is such a reminder that our history is unexplainably more complex and rich than what we think we know. The late 60s to early 70s has such a reputation for change and progress, and the closer you look the more you realize how much important work was really going on. As a queer person who has researched a fair amount of the movement during this time, I’v learned how intersectionality caused such issues during this time. The issues faced in the women’s liberation movement as well as the Black power movement has similar issues to the fight for this community. We cannot separate our identities and they overlap in so many ways, but watching this just reminds me at least how complicated any fight for rights and equality is for any intersecting identity. This film was well made, raw, and incredibly crucial in our times. Accessibility is such an important issue around the world and marginalized histories are always something that need to be found instead of shown to everyone. Having this film reach so many people in such a convenient way (such as Netflix) is also worth nothing, its awards its received are beyond deserved and I’m just so glad that this footage and these stories weren’t left to collect dust in some closet, they are being highlighted in such a beautiful way, in their hard times and they good times. Such a powerful film, just really think as many people as possible should see it.