Obamas Bringing Disability Rights Film To Netflix
The evolution of the disability rights movement is at the heart of a documentary that former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are bringing to Netflix.
The couple’s production company Higher Ground said this week that it will bring the film “Crip Camp” to the streaming service.
The feature-length documentary tells the story of a summer camp for teenagers with disabilities in the 1970s near Woodstock, N.Y. that helped springboard the disability rights movement.
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Last year, Netflix said that the Obamas had agreed to a multi-year deal to produce films and series for the streaming service. “Crip Camp” is among the first seven projects to be unveiled as part of the deal.
Other programming that the Obamas have in development for Netflix includes a feature film about Frederick Douglass, a show for preschoolers about food and a drama series set in New York City after World War II.
“We created Higher Ground to harness the power of storytelling. That’s why we couldn’t be more excited about these projects,” the former president said. “Touching on issues of race and class, democracy and civil rights, and much more, we believe each of these productions won’t just entertain, but will educate, connect and inspire us all.”
The content is set to be released in the coming years.