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Intelligent Lives

Dir. Dan Habib USA 70 min


Meyer Fdn2

Presented with Meyer Foundation for Disabilities

Post-show discussion will feature Kim Bainbridge, parent advocate; Paige Rose, Program Director of Evaluation & Community Integration for Nebraska Vocational Rehab; and Kristine Swain, PhD, UNO Chair of Special Education & Communication Disorders.

Free tickets for this one-time screening are limited to two per patron. Please note: Reserved tickets must be claimed or presented (for print-at-home tickets) by 6:45pm on the night of the event to guarantee admission. Any unclaimed tickets will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to patrons on our wait-list.

Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young 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. The film points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships.

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