Intelligent Lives

Intelligent Lives Release Date: September 21, 2018

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 allabilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment and intimate relationships.

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Starring: Naieer ShaheedNaomie MonplaisirMicah Fialka Feldman
Directed By: Dan Habib
Runtime: 70 minutes
MPAA Rating Unrated

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