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’Intelligent Lives’ National Tour and Screening Events

March 5, 2019
Source: Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire

The film “Intelligent Lives” stars three young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge the meaning of the word “intelligence” as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper explores the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film looks at the shameful and ongoing history of intelligence testing in the U.S.

The national tour of the film “Intelligent Lives” continues. The film team and local screening hosts are opening doors to inclusive education and employment across the U.S. with film screenings and discussions. There are many screenings happening in the Southeast region and throughout the U.S. Check out the website to find a screening near you.

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The screening events are usually free of charge but seating is limited. Individual registration is required for each event. Check the Intelligent Lives website for more information. Upcoming Southeastern region screenings include Atlanta, Charlotte, Asheville, Chapel Hill, Jefferson City, Maryville, Knoxville, Sarasota and Greenville.

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