Netflix recently announced a few new projects released on its streaming service. One executive produced by former POTUS, Barak Obama and first lady Michelle entitles Crip Camp. The other, a Spike Lee production entitled Da 5 Bloods. Crip Camp, the documentary project of the Obamas takes place a in the 70’s at a summer camp for teens with disabilities. Spike Lee’s film Da 5 Bloods involves the story of a group of African American veterans that set out to find the remains of their fallen squad leader in Vietnam.
Crip Camp explores the journey of former camp attendees. Told by Jim Lebrecht, a past camp participant, it is the story of events that frame the disability rights movement in America. The film was honored in 2018, receiving the Working Films ‘Impact Kickstart’ award. The Spike Lee and Lloyd Levin film, Da 5 Bloods stars Do The Right Thing actor Giancarlo Esposito and Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman. Lee left for Thailand to work on the film the day after his memorable 2019 Oscar win for Black Kkklansman.
124 new titles were added to Netflix at the beginning of January. Licenses for projects come up for renewal generally at the beginning of each month, causing the increase of new titles to choose from. The streaming service conceived in 1997 won its first Emmy in 2012 and now has over 137.1 million users. This year will be full of “Netflix and Chill” moments, so get your snacks ready.