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Disability-rights movement takes spotlight at Sundance

PARK CITY: During the thunderous reception for the celebratory disability-rights documentary Crip Camp at the Sundance Film Festival, the loudest response came when disability advocate Judith Heumann, one of the films chief personalities, wheeled on stage. It was as loud as a jet airplane taking off, Jim LeBrecht, who co-directed the film with Nicole Newnham, said the morning after the film’s premiere. Even on a night when Taylor Swifts Miss Americana also debuted, Crip Camp caused a stir at the Park City festival. The movie begins as a nostalgic remembrance of Camp Jened, a summer camp for teens with disabilities in upstate New York that, before shuttering in 1977, was run by hippies with...


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