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Intelligent Lives (2018)




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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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Important and inspiring.

September 19, 2018 | Full Review…

This film gives viewers the chance to get to know intellectually disabled people and understand what's at stake.

September 19, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Upbeat overview of changing attitudes towards the mentally disabled and the fruit of those efforts.

September 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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