An uplifting summer camp doc and a hard-hitting death row drama are explored in a special episode with Birds’ Eye View.
Our first guest is Chinonye Chukwu, writer director of Sundance Grand Jury Prizewinner Clemency. It follows the story of prison warden Bernadine Williams – played by Alfre Woodard – who is forced to confront the psychological impact of her profession as she prepares to execute yet another inmate, played by Aldis Hodge.
Next we hear from the directors of Crip Camp, a documentary about equal opportunities, activism and teenagers having fun. Co-directed by Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht, it goes back to the 1970s when LeBrecht had the summer of his life at a hippy camp for teens with disabilities – a summer that would inspire lasting change in the disability community.
We are also joined by Mia Bays, the Director At Large of Birds’ Eye View.