Disability Narratives in Documentary Film
A conversation with Judy Heumann about Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
Thursday, November 11, 2021
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST
Location: Zoom or New South Film Screening Classroom
Captioned and ASL Interpreted
RSVP Required: https://bit.ly/CCHeumann (new window)
Join us for a student-led conversation with Judith (Judy) Heumann, an internationally recognized leader in the disability rights community.
The 2020 documentary Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (new window), tells the story of how Judy’s disability community came together, fought for change, and transformed the world as we know it. Jointly organized by two Doyle Seminars, Disability Narratives (new window) and Documentary Film: History and Theory (new window), our conversation will consider the impact and importance of disability narratives, and will explore questions around the ethical demands of documentary filmmaking.
Note: In-person attendance is limited to members of the Georgetown community, and all registrants will receive a Zoom link in advance of the event. There will be ASL interpretation as well as captioning. Crip Camp (new window) is available for viewing on Netflix (new window) and event attendees are asked to view the film in advance.
This event is co-sponsored by Georgetown University’s Doyle Engaging Difference Program; the Film and Media Studies Program; the Disability Studies Program; the Women’s and Gender Studies Program; the Gender+ Justice Initiative; and the Department of English.