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Intelligent Lives Film Screening

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INTELLIGENT LIVES is the newest documentary from award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib, director of Including Samuel and Who Cares About Kelsey? Naomie, a Rhode Island resident, is one of three young adults featured in this inspiring film. This special free screening will include a discussion with Habib, Naomie, and her support team.

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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 puts the lives of these central characters in context 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 explores how narrow views of intelligence have led to the segregation of people with intellectual disabilities. The movie examines how technology, peers, and other supports can enable people with intellectual disabilities to engage in competitive employment, inclusive education, and all aspects of community life.
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October 11, 2018

5:30 - 8:30 pm
Rhode Island College
Sapinsley Hall
Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts
600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

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Dan Habib

Dan Habib is the creator of the award-winning documentary films Including Samuel, Who Cares About Kelsey?, Mr. Connolly Has ALS (an IDA nominee for Best Short), INTELLIGENT LIVES and many other films on disability issues. Habib's films have been featured in dozens of film festivals, broadcast internationally, nominated for Emmy awards, and translated into 17 languages for worldwide distribution. Habib is a filmmaker at the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability and gave a widely viewed TEDx talk, "Disabling Segregation." He received the Champion of Human and Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association, and the Justice for All Grassroots Award from the American Association of People with Disabilities. In 2014, Habib was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Habib and his wife, Betsy, live in Concord, NH, with their sons Isaiah, 21, and Samuel, 18. Samuel has cerebral palsy and was the subject of Habib's first film Including Samuel.


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