Michelle and Barack Obama are making a brand new Netflix show
It will focus on the evolution of the disability rights movement in the US.
Former American president Barack Obama and his wife Michele are bringing a brand new shows to Netflix. The couple’s production company Higher Ground confirmed the news that it will bring the film Crip Camp to the streaming service.
The first documentary will be a feature-length story of a summer camp for teenagers with disabilities.
Based in the 1970s near Woodstock, it was instrumental in launching the disability rights movement in America.
Speaking of why they established Higher Ground, the Obamas said: “We created Higher Ground to harness the power of storytelling. That’s why we couldn’t be more excited about these projects.
“Touching on issues of race and class, democracy and civil rights, and much more, we believe each of these productions won’t just entertain, but will educate, connect and inspire us all.”
In the pipeline over the next few years, the production company also has a feature-length film about preschoolers and food, a drama series set in New York and another film about Frederick Douglass.
All of the documentaries and films will be coming out over the next few years.