DC Social Change Film Series: “Intelligent Lives” on December 4th @ 7PM in Paresky Auditorium
Wed, December 4th, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join the Davis Center every month during the school year for a free film, discussion, and some thought-provoking content! This year, the Davis Center is working diligently to highlight a mainstream or independent film that speaks to issues of across various dimensions of diversity, including but limited to ideology, social identity, injustice, as well as prejudice and discrimination. We aim to give students and our community the opportunity to learn about social change through film – to thereby broaden or deepen our appreciation and understanding.
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.