Intelligent Lives

Documentary Feature (2019)

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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.

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Website: intelligentlives.org

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Runtime: 70 minutes

Dan Habib Director/Producer/Cinematographer
Amy Brenneman Executive Producer
Chris Cooper Narrator/Executive Producer
Marianne Leone Cooper Executive Producer
James Rutenbeck Editor
Matisyahu Contributing Musician
Paul Brill Original Score

Intelligent Lives