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Watch the trailer for Netflix’s new Obama-produced documentary 'Crip Camp'


Netflix have released the official trailer for Crip Camp, the new documentary produced by Michelle and Barack Obama.

The trailer, a glimpse into the summer of 1971, interviews with former Jened campers who went on to be influential catalysts in the American disability-rights movement. 

The film, directed by Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht, has already enjoyed critical success when it claimed the Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival recently. The project tells the story of teenagers with disabilities who faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalisation.

“Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed in a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement,” the official synopsis reads. Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution is an untold story co-directed by Emmy Award-winner Nicole Newnham and film mixer and former camper Jim LeBrecht.

“Executive producers include President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, Tonia Davis and Priya Swaminathan, and Oscar-nominee Howard Gertler.”

See the full trailer, above.