monica & david: a love story

This is a touching, lovely documentary about two adults - Monica and David - living with Downs syndrome, who fall in love and decide to get married.  Their dream is simple, what many others take for granted:  a "normal" independent life as adult partners.  While they may still need assistance from their family, with whom a deep connection is evident throughout the film, Monica and David constantly surprise everyone around them with their capacity to thrive in fairly ordinary daily situations.  Codina, the director (and cousin of Monica) said some treated Monica and David’s wedding as a “cute gesture.” but she saw it as “something very powerful, very serious and very adult.”

The full length film is available from CBC's Passionate Eye

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