Event Recording – After The Credits Roll: Media Activism & Creating Impact

Published On: June 24, 2021 |
Still from Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

Watch After The Credits Roll: Media Activism & Creating Impact

On May 13th, 2021, BAVC Media invited our community to join us in conversation with the team behind Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, who not only crafted a vibrant and nuanced film, but have been effectively using the movie as a tool for catalyzing conversation around disability rights and creating meaningful social impact. Joining us in conversation and co-presenting this free virtual event was People’s Video Theater who were on the ground at Camp Jened in 1971 working with the campers to record their experiences on video and screen them for each other. These tapes would later be preserved by BAVC Media through our Preservation Access Program, salvaging invaluable footage from obsolete unwatchable formats. In our discussion, we investigated the transformative power of archival footage to illustrate lived historical experiences and we uncovered insights from the success of the (still ongoing) Crip Camp impact campaign, asking how filmmakers and community organizers might apply lessons from this work to their own projects and begin centering impact from the start.

Want to learn more? The entire event was recorded and can be viewed now!

A full computer-generated transcript is available to download as well.