Intelligent Lives Film Event

Friday, March 22nd
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Borah Theater 709 Deakin Ave Moscow ID, 83844

Join the U of I Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the screening of Intelligent Lives. An hour prior to the screening, booths will be available with resources in the community. Following the film there will be a panel discussion addressing questions brought up by the film.

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.