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Free Screening: Intelligent Lives

November 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes INTELLIGENT LIVES, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a lifesentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneeringyoung American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer,and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigatehigh school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in theU.S. INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate inhigher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships. Film length: 70 minutes https://intelligentlives.org/ Film is sponsored by:www.ne-arc.org and www.bridgewell.org  

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November 7, 2019
5:30 pm