The International Documentary Association announced that Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, the Netflix documentary about a summer camp for disabled teens, was given the best feature award at the 36th annual IDA Documentary Awards. The film was also given the ABC News VideoSource Award.
Camp Jened, which was right down the road from Woodstock and ran from 1951 to 1977. The film focuses on campers who turned themselves into activists for the disability rights movement. With 91 critic reviews, Crip Camp is sitting at an impressive 100% certified fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The doc had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award, and then released on Netflix March 25. It was directed by Nicole Newnham and James LeBrecht, and both Barack and Michelle Obama served as executive producers under the Higher Grounds Production Banner.
Other winners at the 36th IDA Documentary Awards included Garrett Bradley winning best director for his film Time, and Matthew Killip received the best short award for John Was Trying to Contact Aliens. Kirsten Johnson’s Dick Johnson is Dead was given the award for best writing and editing. The nominees that competed with Crip Camp for best feature included Collective, The Truffle Hunters, MLK/FBI, Welcome to Chechnya, Time, The Reason I Jump, Reunited and Gunda.