Free Screening of Intelligent Lives with Filmmaker Dan Habib

What do we lose when intelligence is a number? Please join us on April 4, 2019 for a free public screening of the film, Intelligent Lives, from award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib.

Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities—Micah, Naieer (pictured above), 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 United States.

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.

Screening Location

University of Maine
Jenness Hall
Soderburg Auditorium (Room 116)
41 Flagstaff Road
Orono, ME 04473

Date and Time

Thursday – April 4, 2019
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Following the screening, filmmaker Dan Habib will take questions and lead a discussion about the theme for this event:  Intelligent Lives – Opening Doors to Inclusive Policies.

This screening is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is kindly requested. For more information; to RSVP; or to request a reasonable accommodation; please contact Ann Zielinski at 207.581.1084 or (Please make any request for a reasonable accommodation before Friday, March 22, 2019. If requests are received after this date, we may not have sufficient time to make necessary arrangements.)

You may also register/RSVP through Event Brite or our Facebook event.

This screening is sponsored by the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies: Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.