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Documentary Film: Intelligent Lives

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Intelligent Lives
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.
Join us on February 4th from 7–9pm in Druker Auditorium, Newton Free Library, as we open doors to inclusive employment.
RSVP is strongly encouraged at understandingourdifferences.org/intelligentlives
Co–sponsored by Newton Free Library, Understanding our Differences, and the city of Newton’s Health and Human Services Department.
Learn more about the film here: https://intelligentlives.org
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
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.
DOWNLOAD: Intelligent Lives Press Notes:


February 4
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Druker Auditorium, Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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