A documentary film now being shown at special screenings around the country focuses on what it calls “the most systematically segregated people in America” – the intellectually disabled. The film, "Intelligent Lives," tells the stories of three young people, including one from Providence, as they struggle to break out of an isolation only partially imposed by their disabilities. Cultural and educational attitudes also help consign these people to lives with unnecessarily limited possibilities. The answer to that, says the film, is greater inclusion in general education.
Intelligent Lives will be showing at the AMC Boston Common 19 on February 19th. More information about the film can be found at intelligentlives.org.