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Intelligent Lives: Documentary Screening

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Port Lincoln Education Office

3/7 Mortlock Terrace

Port Lincoln, SA 5606

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Come watch a film which challenges IQ testing and limits placed on people with intellectual disabilities

INTELLIGENT LIVES, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib.

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 story of his son Jesse.

“People with intellectual disabilities are the most segregated of all Americans,” Habib says. “Only 17 percent of students with intellectual disabilities are included in regular education. Just 40 percent will graduate from high school. And of the 6.5 million Americans with intellectual disability, barely 15 percent are employed.”

INTELLIGENT LIVES is a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility.

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