'INTELLIGENT LIVES' TONIGHT
View and discuss this Award-Winning Film on February 25!
Don’t miss this special opportunity to engage in a community changing conversation at Hadley! Attendees will be personally moved by this film!
'Intelligent Lives' will be shown and discussed on Monday, February 25, 6:30 p.m., at Hadley Junior High School. After the screening, International Inclusion Expert Dr. Julie Causton will guide a community conversation.
All community members are invited as we learn about how all lives can be shaped and supported regardless of any disability. This film takes us through the lives of three incredible people who are living amazing lives because of their own potential and the people who have lifted them up throughout their lives. WATCH THE MOVIE TRAILER BELOW OR CLICK HERE
About the Film
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.
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 U.S.
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.
Film length: 70 minutes
Screening of the Award-Winning Film Intelligent Lives
Monday, Feb. 25th, 6:30pm
240 Hawthorne Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL
RSVPs are enabled for this event.