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Kannapolis Performing Arts Center

A. L. Brown High School

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If you believe that ALL people should be supported, valued, and included, join us for this screening of INTELLIGENT LIVES.

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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.

"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 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 United States.

"Can any attempt to measure intelligence predict a person's value, or potential to contribute meaningfully to the world?"

-Chris Cooper

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