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Made-in-Miami documentary ''Monica and David'' makes the Tribeca cut

Alicodina  Monica and David, a documentary about a married couple with Down syndrome shot and directed by Miami filmmaker Ali Codina (pictured at left), has earned a prestigious spot in the World Documentary Feature Competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

   "I'm very excited," said Codina, 32. "When you get into a festival, you want to engage audiences and get the word out on your film, but that requires a lot of work. I'm sure I'll be nervous just before the screening, but I can't think that far ahead right now."


 Codina, a former programmer at the Miami International Film Festival, has spent the past five years working on the movie, which also earned her a first-look deal with HBO. Monica and David made its world premiere in November at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, where it came in second for the audience award. The movie will premiere at Tribeca on April 24.

For more information on the film and the Tribeca showings, go here.


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Patti Barney

Monica and David are awe inspiring and a loving sweet couple that we all so enjoy. Lauren loves them both, and the special friendship they share. Congrats Ali... It takes dedicated people like yourself to bring the lives of our "special young adults" out of the shadows and into the light where they can shine..

Debbie Lombard

Monica and david are living proof that "ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE". Monica and David you both light up our hearts with your love for each other. Thanks for sharing it with us. Thanks Ali for dedicating your life to such and important message.

Love You all so MUCH!!!!!

Debbie Lombard

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