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Free Screening of "Intelligent Lives" with Filmmaker Dan Habib

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University of Maine

Jenness Hall, Soderburg Auditorium (Rm 116)

41 Flagstaff Road

Orono, ME 04473

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What do we lose when intelligence is a number? Please join us on April 4, 2019 for a free public screening of the film, Intelligent Lives, from award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib.

Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities—Micah, Naieer (pictured above), 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 United States.

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.

This screening is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is kindly requested. For more information, or to request a reasonable accommodation; please contact Ann Zielinski at 207.581.1084 or ccidsmail@maine.edu. (Please make any request for a reasonable accommodation before Friday, March 22, 2019. If requests are received after this date, we may not have sufficient time to make necessary arrangements.)

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