G.I.M.P. Boot Camp
2008, 8 min., colour, English - Closed Captioned
G.I.M.P. Boot Camp is a satirical exploration of how co-filmmaker Danielle Peers navigates between the social expectations of able-bodiedness and disability. Through a dramatic “CRIP Awards” ceremony, an infomercial-style guide to survival, and a touching testimonial from a recovering inspiration addict, G.I.M.P. Boot Camp uses humour to deconstruct the stereotypes of disability.
*Rated PG by PictureThis Film Festival
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Filmmakers: Melisa Brittain & Danielle Peers
Camera: Melisa Brittain
Starring: Danielle Peers (as herself), T.L. Cowan (as Trixie Cane), and Erin Ottosen (as Normal Person)
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