Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monica & David

Showing at the Hot Docs Film Festival: Monica & David, directed by Alexandra Codina

Synopsis from the Hot Docs website:

Monica and David are a Down syndrome couple. They’re madly in love and can’t wait to get hitched. While such marriages are statistically rare, rarer still are the extraordinary families behind them, supporting the couple’s dream. Both Monica and David’s mothers struggle against incredible odds to insulate their children from an intolerant world, with great success. But the pair’s child-like spirits now have adult desires, including an independent married life together. They are aware of their need for assistance, but know they are capable beyond traditional—and maternal—expectations. As the emotional and practical realities of marriage unfold, both they and their protective families must negotiate new terms and unexpected change. First-time filmmaker Alexandra Codina charts an extraordinary year of life and the power of love. - Myrocia Watamaniuk

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