Intelligent Lives Screening

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Intelligent Lives Screening

Intelligent Lives Screening

NWDSA/ABI and West Coast Think College Coalition are proud to host a screening of the documentary film INTELLIGENT LIVES.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 from 6-8 PM
MESD Auditorium
11611 NE Ainsworth Cir, Portland

  • Free; suggested donation $5
  • 12 & up
  • RSVP is required
  • We will provide popcorn, soda, and snacks.

From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes INTELLIGENT LIVES, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America.

INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high 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 the U.S.

INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships.

Film length: 70 minutes

View the trailer

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