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A film challenging what it means to have an intellectual disability is set to screen at theaters across the country. Credo for Sustainable Life is proud to present the Vermont premiere October 23, 2018 at the Manchester Community Library from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
The documentary Intelligent Lives, by Dan Habib, stars three pioneering young adults with intellectual disabilities, living in different parts of the United States, who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. The film is a powerful catalyst for change, to raise awareness, spark conversation, expand inclusive practices, and, ultimately, transform lives. Its goal is to create a world where abilities and talents of every individual is valued. Actor Chris Cooper, a parent of a child with different abilities, narrates the film and offers an abridged chronology of the big picture, running down the wretched history of how I.Q. testing has been used to disregard and/or demonize populations and, worse, how those with intellectual disabilities have been mistreated and abused. The reality of how things were, and how they might still be for some who test low, is discussed.
Refreshments will be served and cash donations at the door are much appreciated.
Credo Co. for Sustainable Life is dedicated to creating living environments for the differently abled, fostering independence, community, healthy living, and freedom from isolation through home ownership. We believe all individuals should have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and have the right to a dignified and meaningful quality of life of their choosing. Please join us to be part of the solution. https://www.facebook.com/credocoforsustainablelife