THE DISAPEARANCE OF SHERE HITE – Review by Liz Braun

Honest, intimate and immediately controversial, the best-seller from feminist Shere Hite challenged the accepted wisdom about female sexuality; using thousands of questionnaires for her research, Hite wrote about women and orgasm, masturbation and innumerable other things that were not talked about at the time. The Hite Report sold 20 million copies and was translated into 19 languages, but was also considered dangerous in some quarters; the notion that female orgasm was possible without any help from a penis was a particular hurdle for about 50 percent of the population.

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CRIP CAMP – Review by Martha K Baker

The subtitle for the excellent documentary, “Crip Camp,” now running on Netflix, is A Disability Revolution. That means a lot. Yes, the film begins with a camp in upstate New York that welcomed the disabled, but the film, like the camp, opened to wider possibilities. The subtitle speaks eloquently to that revolution.

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CRIP CAMP – Review by Susan Granger

In 1971, when theatrical/film sound designer Jim LeBrecht was 15, he spent an extraordinary summer at an experimental camp for disabled kids. After sharing his memories with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Nicole Newnham, they decided to make a movie. Of course, they had no idea that final funding would come from Higher Ground, the production company run by Barack and Michelle Obama.

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