‘Crip Camp’: A Hopeful, Joyous Documentary With An Activist Spirit [Review]

Published on Mar 25, 2020

‘Crip Camp’: A Hopeful, Joyous Documentary With An Activist Spirit [Review]

“Making your mark on the world is hard,” said Barack Obama in a 2006 speech, long before he became President or even the executive producer of the Netflix documentary “Crip Camp.” He continued, “It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.”

While the first documentary that he and wife Michelle lent their name to on the streaming giant, Oscar-winning “American Factory,” cast an uncertain but clear-eyed look into the future of America’s global ties, the executive producers’ second title captures something more akin to the 2008 magic.

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Author: Marshall Shaffer