Dan Habib’s Intelligent Lives Preview Screens at 2016 Krumm Lecture Series

April 14, 2016

2016 Krumm Lecture Speakers


On Thursday, March 31, the IOD held its Spring Krumm Lecture at the Memorial Union Building at the University of New Hampshire. This year’s Krumm Lecture included a screening of a preview of Dan Habib’s new film Intelligent Lives (working title), which will be coming in Fall 2017.

After the preview, Dan Habib and the IOD’s Tobey Partch-Davies hosted a discussion and question and answer session with Micah Fialka-Feldman, one of the film’s subjects, poet Sarah Cooley, and public speaker Max Orland.

“My favorite part of the event was hearing the incredible life stories from Micah and Max, and the poetry of Sarah,” shares Dan Habib, Filmmaker. “Those three people embody what the film is about – expanding our society’s view of what it means to be ‘intelligent.’”

Dan Habib’s new film, Intelligent Lives, will explore how our narrow views of intelligence have created unnecessary “ceilings” for people with intellectual disability, and how Micah and other film subjects embody a new paradigm of what it means to be intelligent. The film also features narration and a personal perspective from Academy Award winning actor Chris Cooper. You can learn more about the film at www.intelligentlives.org.

“Feedback about the Krumm Lecture Series, particularly from students, continues to be overwhelmingly positive,” explains Matthew Gianino, Director of Communications and Krumm Lecture Organizer. “It has been a wonderful opportunity for the IOD to both engage with the broader university community on current issues related to disability and share the innovative work the IOD and others do to support more inclusive communities.”

See more photos from the event on Facebook.

The Janet M. Krumm Disability & Media Lecture Series is an annual public lecture series which recognizes the power of information and the contributions of individuals who have used the media, written and visual, to create an understanding of the experience of disability, and communicate the community’s collective responsibility to embrace diversity.

Support for this event came from the NH Charitable Foundation, the UNH President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities, and the NH Council on Developmental Disabilities.