Free Film Screening: "Intelligent Lives", a Film by Dan Habib
Venue: Floyd County High School, Floyd
Organizations: The Arc of the New River Valley
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Event Types: Arts & Theatre
Cost: Free
The Arc of the New River Valley presents a free Film Screening for "Intelligent Lives" on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Floyd County High School.

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.

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Admission is free and all are welcome.

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

We are people with disabilities, family members of people with disabilities, teachers and students in our local school systems, university professionals, doctors, accountants, consultants, community activists.

We hold a vision that people with disabilities in southwest Virginia will be active members of our communities and will have the support they need to live the lives they choose. We know that in Virginia people with disabilities who want to live in the community may need help and a microboard can help them. A microboard provides respectful, person centered support for individuals and their families. The most important first step toward establishing a microboard for a person is helping the person to have a strong circle of friends.


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