Intelligent Lives Film Screening

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.

Hosted by the Autism Friendly Community partnership of Autism McLean and Marcfirst. For more information, contact Laura Furlong at Marcfirst.

Illinois Wesleyan University Beckman Auditorium (first floor of Ames Library), 1 Ames Place E, Bloomington, IL 61701
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm