Obamas Bringing Disability Rights Film To Netflix

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend the unveiling of their official portraits at the National Portrait Gallery in February 2018. The Obamas have a deal to produce content for Netflix. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend the unveiling of their official portraits at the National Portrait Gallery in February 2018. The Obamas have a deal to produce content for Netflix. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

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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