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Intelligent Lives Documentary & Panel Discussion - NO MORE ADMISSIONS. SHOWING FULL

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Intelligent Lives Documentary & Panel Discussion - NO MORE ADMISSIONS. SHOWING FULL

  • New England Assistive Technology Center (NEAT) 33 Coventry Street Hartford, CT, 06112 United States (map)


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, with a 40 minute panel discussion after.

***SNOW DATE 1/16/19, same time and location***

This event is brought to you by The Arc Connecticut, Favarh, Marc of Manchester, Futures, Inc., Oak Hill, Harc, The CT Council on Developmental Disabilities, Disability Rights Connecticut and Connecticut Cross Disability Lifespan Alliance, Connecticut State Independent Council.