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Intelligent Lives - Free community screening of this award winning film.

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Bonneville High School

251 East 4800 South

Washington Terrace, UT 84405

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Intelligent Lives. What does it mean to be intelligent? Is intelligence more than an I.Q. score?

Join us for a free screening of this remarkable film! The film will be followed by a panel discussion about community inclusion and engagement in the process of transition to adulthood for young people with disabilities.

Attendance at the film is free, but you must RSVP to receive free tickets. Tickets are required to attend.

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, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.

Weber School District will present the documentary at 6:00 p.m., Oct 3rd, at Bonneville High School. Following the screening, a community panel of educators, young people with disabilities, and community members will take the stage for a post-film discussion with the audience. The film and discussion are free and open to the public.

New Hampshire-based filmmaker Dan Habib, the producer, director and cinematographer of INTELLIGENT LIVES states that 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.

If you are a teen or young adult with an intellectual disability, or a parent, family member, friend, educator, employer, or community service provider for someone with a disability, please come be a part of the discussion.


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