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Culture Maven review: "Crip Camp"

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Film review and podcast by c d kaplan

I’m not usually inclined to recommend a film that’s essentially solely designed to make you feel really goosey inside, and presents a topic about a do good movement that emanates from small beginnings. Like a summer camp for disabled kids, for example.

I’m still a bit jaded after all these years.

But here I go giving my highest and heartiest recommendation for the documentary, “Crip Camp.”

Let’s just say you’ll never feel quite the same about that fellow you see, motoring down the sidewalk in a motorized wheelchair. Or someone with Cerebral Palsy.

There was a camp in the Catskills from the 50s to late 70s that was just for disabled kids. From its loving and free spirited environment, a whole movement ensued.

For more info and insight into this film, which has a 100% rating at Rotten Tomatoes, listen to the podcast above.

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