Upcoming Adams Wells Special Services Cooperative Movie Event

Upcoming Adams Wells Special Services Cooperative Movie Event
This is the image for the news article titled Upcoming Adams Wells Special Services Cooperative Movie EventAdams Wells Special Services Cooperative will be hosting screenings of the award-winning independent film, INTELLIGENT LIVES. Teachers, students, families, and community members are all invited to this FREE event. AWSSC will be hosting screenings on the following dates:

Tuesday, April 11th - Norwell High School Auditorium - 6:00-7:30pm
Thursday, April 30th - South Adams High School Auditorium - 6:00-7:30pm

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.

You can view a trailer for this film HERE.  The promotional flyer is available HERE.