Arts and Culture News

“Disability Rights Film ‘Crip Camp’ Nominated for Oscar”

"Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution" has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of best documentary feature. The film, produced by former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, offers a look at the emergence of the disability rights movement.

“The Fight to Make ‘Sound of Metal’”

This article highlights the roadblocks to the making of “Sound of Metal,” a film drama about a heavy metal drummer with a history of addiction who becomes deaf, then struggles to reassemble his life.

“Interpreting Our Disabled Heritage: Disability and the National Park Service”

This blog post reflects on the process of writing an annotated bibliography on American disability for the National Park Service (NPS) amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, nationwide protests against police brutality, and the Black Lives Matter movement. The bibliography was developed as part of an effort to embrace the culture and history of people with disabilities represented in national parks, historic sites, monuments, and battlefields.