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Intelligent Lives Film Screening

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Saturday, January 26th, 2019  | 11  AM  – 4 PM | 2 Screenings | Augusta Library

Join us for one of two FREE screenings of the documentary Intelligent Lives on Saturday, January 26, 2019.

Screening 1: 11 AM | Audio Descriptive Film with Closed Captions (doors at 10:30 am)
Screening 2: 2 PM | Film with Closed Captions (doors at 1:30 pm)

Intelligent Lives is a new documentary by disability rights filmmaker Dan Habib and narrated/produced by Academy Award winner Chris Copper. This film shatters stereotypes about what it means to be “intelligent” and spreads awareness about the need for and benefits of more inclusive education & employment.

This film screening is sponsored by Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS), Walton Options, and the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System.

Accommodations for screenings:

All screenings will be presented with closed captions. An Audio Descriptive version of the film will be shown during Screening 1 at 11 am. Requests for a wheelchair/scooter seating space or other accomodations can be made for the showing of your choice when completing the Eventbrite reservation online or by contacting glassaugusta@arcpls.org. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least a week prior to the scheduled meeting.

INTELLIGENT LIVES- SYNOPSIS
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.

Ready to join us for a screening?

Ticket reservations are free and required to guarantee your seat for your selected screening. Due to the capacity of the room, seating is limited.

To reserve your place, complete the Eventbrite form by selecting your desired time online HERE or contact GLASS at glassaugusta@arcpls.org.

Visit the Facebook Event Page HERE!

Details

Date:
January 26
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/351320839027303/

Venue

Augusta Library
823 Telfair St
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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