Intelligent Lives

Film Info
Director(s):Dan Habib
Country:United States
Language:In English with Open Captions and Audio Description
Running Time:72 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Supported By:PLAN
Federation for Children with Special Needs
Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project
The Arc
Exceptional Lives


(for English subtitles on the trailer, click the closed captions button [CC])




Screening with Ethan, Director Josephine Sittenfeld, USA, 15 min, Documentary


Award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib presents, Intelligent Lives, to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people. The film stars three young adults with intellectual disabilities 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 film subjects through the personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the history of U.S. intelligence testing.


Panel discussion and reception to follow


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