Let’s talk about the power of disability activism, culture, and community! The Disability Visibility Project invites you to a Twitter chat about the documentary film Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 7 pm Eastern with co-directors Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham.
Crip Camp is available on Netflix starting March 25, 2020. For more about the film: http://cripcamp.com/
Here’s a collection of reviews and responses to Crip Camp.
It is not necessary for you to watch Crip Camp before participating in the Twitter chat. Everyone is welcome to ask questions throughout the chat but there will be time set aside for discussion with Jim and Nicole in the last 15 minutes.
If you do not use Twitter and would like to submit a question, email Alice: DisabilityVisibilityProject@gmail.com. Include your name (or initials) and please make sure your question is no longer than 425 characters.
Full disclosure: Alice Wong is a paid consultant for this chat.
About Crip Camp
In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp “for the handicapped” (a term no longer used) in the Catskills, exploded those confines. Jened was their freewheeling Utopia, a place with summertime sports, smoking and make-out sessions awaiting everyone, and campers experienced liberation and full inclusion as human beings. Their bonds endured as many migrated West to Berkeley, California — a hotbed of progressive activism where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption, civil disobedience, and political participation could change the future for millions.
Co-directed by Emmy®-winning filmmaker Nicole Newnham and film mixer and former camper Jim LeBrecht, this joyous and exuberant documentary arrives the same year as the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, at a time when the country’s largest minority group still battles daily for equality and the freedom to exist. Crip Camp is executive produced by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama; Tonia Davis and Priya Swaminathan; Oscar® nominee Howard Gertler (How to Survive a Plague) and Raymond Lifchez, Jonathan Logan and Patty Quillin; LeBrecht, Newnham and Sara Bolder producers.
How to Participate
Follow @DisVisibility @NicoleNewnham @JimLeBrecht and @CripCampFilm. When it’s time for the chat, search #CripCampNetflix on Twitter for the series of live tweets under the ‘Latest’ tab for the full conversation.
If you might be overwhelmed by the amount of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions and respond to them, check @DisVisibility’s account. The questions will be Tweeted 6 minutes apart.
Another way to participate in the chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the flow if the Tweets are coming at you too fast: http://www.tchat.io/
Here is a link for people who are new to Twitter on starting an account and how to use it: https://help.twitter.com/en/new-user-faq
Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat/546805/
Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc https://www.facebook.com/HEARDDC/videos/1181213075257528/
Introductory Tweets and Chat Questions
Welcome to the #CripCampNetflix chat hosted by @DisVisibility! We will discuss the documentary #CripCamp with the co-directors of the film @NicoleNewnham & @JimLeBrecht. For more: http://cripcamp.com/
If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripCampNetflix” You can also include the tag #CripCamp to reach more people. Full disclosure: @SFdirewolf of @DisVisibility is a paid consultant for this chat.
Another way to participate in the #CripCampNetflix chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the chat if the Tweets are coming at you too fast: http://www.tchat.io/ And feel free to take breaks or join us anytime after the hour! #CripCamp
Everyone is welcome to ask questions about #CripCamp throughout the chat but there will be time set aside for your questions and comments to @NicoleNewnham & @JimLeBrecht in the last 15 minutes. #CripCampNetflix
Q1 #CripCamp is now available on @Netflix. If you watched the film, feel free to introduce yourself and share your thoughts, favorite moments and people featured in the film & critiques. #CripCampNetflix
#CripCamp is about reclaiming and celebrating your identity, telling your story, and discovering the power of community. For more about the film: https://www.vox.com/culture/2020/1/24/21080170/crip-camp-review-sundance-netflix #CripCampNetflix
Q2 #CripCamp begins in the 1970s and traces the disability rights movement with the 504 sit ins and the passage of the #ADA. What connections do you see with these events and the present challenges and issues facing the disability community? #CripCampNetflix
Q3 #CripCamp is about a particular group of disabled people set in a specific time. Name some important examples from disability history and culture that YOU want to see in a documentary, feature film, or television series. #CripCampNetflix
Q4 What is the power of finding community for you as a disabled person? When was the first time you found your people & communities? #CripCampNetflix #CripCamp
Q5 Who are some disabled leaders, activists, creators, and scholars from diverse perspectives and backgrounds that people should know about after watching #CripCamp? #CripCampNetflix
Q6 #CripCamp is just one documentary by and about disabled people. What is the future of disability representation in film & media that you expect and want to see? #CripCampNetflix
At this time we’d like to open up the conversation to everyone with the co-directors of #CripCamp, @NicoleNewnham & @JimLeBrecht. Feel free to ask questions and share your thoughts. Don’t forget to use the #CripCampNetflix tag!
This concludes our #CripCampNetflix chat about @CripCampFilm with co-directors @NicoleNewnham & @JimLeBrecht. Many thanks everyone for joining us today. Please keep the conversation going! A recap of this chat will be up shortly. For more: http://cripcamp.com/