Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Disability Scoop on Emmy nominated film

Down Syndrome Film Gets Emmy Nomination

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A documentary about the marriage of two adults with Down syndrome is up for an Emmy award.
Monica & David
The marriage of David and Monica Martinez is the subject of "Monica & David" which is nominated for an Emmy award. (Courtesy: HBO)
The film, “Monica & David,” premiered last fall on HBO. It followed Monica and David Martinez as they prepared for their wedding and subsequently learned to establish an independent life for themselves as newlyweds.
Now the documentary has been nominated in the outstanding informational programming category of the News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
Winners will be announced Sept. 26 at a ceremony in New York City.
This is not the first honor for “Monica & David.” The film was named best documentary feature at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival last year.


  1. What a great blog! Thanks for the info about the film.
    I am an author and the proud father of a 38-year-old daughter with Down syndrome. I have written a novel in ebook form, A SPY AT HOME, which is available on Amazon. In this book I have a central character, Noah, who has Down. I invite you to read this ebook, and I would be very interested in your thoughts about the story. I can be reached directly at rinald47@gmail.com.
    Thank you for your blog and for sharing your child with Down syndrome.
    Joe Rinaldo

  2. Hi Joe,

    Thanks! I look forward to reading your book.

    Be gentle.


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