‘Intelligent Lives’ Doc

(Photo: Chris Cooper with his son Jesse and wife Marianne, courtesy ‘Intelligent Lives’)

Intelligent Lives, a documentary about the lives of three young people living with intellectual disabilities, will debut over the air tomorrow, October 22, on public TV’s World Channel at 8 pm ET/9 pm PT. It will also stream for a month on worldchannel.orgamdoc.org and PBS.org.

Narrated by Oscar-winning actor Chris Cooper (Adaptation), whose own son has an intellectual disability, the 70-minute film follows three young adults with disabilities through high school, college and the workforce.

“This film is a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility,” said director Dan Habib, a filmmaker at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability.

Intelligent Lives was executive produced by Cooper, actress/author Marianne Leone Cooper, and actress Amy Brenneman.

You can see World Channel free with an antenna hooked up to your TV set.To find or confirm your local channel number, visit worldchannel.org.

Intelligent Lives is also available for rental ($4.99) or purchase ($9.99) from Amazon.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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