Intelligent Lives - Portland Screening

Save the Date for the latest documentary from award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib!

Dan Habib, Project Director and Filmmaker

Dan Habib (pronounced “Habeeb”) is the creator of the award-winning documentary films Including Samuel, Who Cares About Kelsey?, Mr. Connolly Has ALS, and many other short films on disability-related topics. Habib is a filmmaker at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability. He now has a new documentary, Intelligent Lives, which examines our society’s narrow perceptions of intelligence.

This documentary 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.

Tickets - $13.50, deadline January 6, 2019 (a limited number of scholarships are available from Maine Parent Federation, contact us at (800) 870-7746 for more information)

To reserve your ticket go to: https://gathr.us/screening/reserve/26880

Questions? Contact Jodie Hall, Regional Family Support Coordinator, at (207) 841-4129 or Email: jhall@mpf.org.

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