President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s latest documentary for Netflix, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, has released its first trailer. The film has been hailed as a Sundance Film Festival 2020 winner of the Audience Award for U.S. Documentary.
Directed by Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht, who also produced with Sara Bolder, the film follows the history of a summer camp for disabled teenagers.
According to the official synopsis: 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. 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 (How to Survive a Plague).
The Obamas serve as executive producers of the film, along with Tonia Davis, Priya Swaminathan and Howard Gertler. Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution is the latest project coming from the Obamas, in line with their deal with Netflix to create content to uplift and inspire American audiences. The Obamas’ first project, American Factory, won an Oscar in 2020.