For most of us in the Down syndrome community, you’ve either seen or heard of the documentary MONICA & DAVID.
As a parent of a child with Down syndrome, I always love reading about positive Down syndrome stories and from what I’ve heard about this story – it is amazing!
This film has won numerous awards, among them being best documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival – how cool is that? Hooray for raising awareness for Down syndrome! The DVD is available for preorder now (affiliate link) and released on December 13th.
Not familiar with the film? Here’s a brief synopsis for you –
MONICA & DAVID is the love story of two adults with Down syndrome and the family who strives to support their needs. Monica and David are blissfully in love and want what other adults have—an independent life. Full of humor, romance and everyday family drama, the film uses intimate fly-on-the wall footage to reveal the complexity of their story. While Monica and David are capable beyond expectations, their parents, afraid of mainstream rejection of adults with intellectual disabilities, have trouble letting go.
I have not seen this documentary yet, but I am looking forward to learning more about Monica and David’s story. While my Molly has a LONG way to go before we reach this stage in her life, wherever her path leads, I’m determined to make it a positive journey!
Interested in learning more or ordering a copy of this documentary? Visit the Monica & David documentary web site. For all the latest information on the film, be sure and follow Monica & David on Facebook and on Twitter at @MonicaDavidFilm.
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