‘Monica & David’ named best doc feature at Tribeca

Alexandra Codina's moving portrait of a newlywed couple with Down syndrome was named best documentary feature at the Tribeca Film Festival.
April 30, 2010

Monica and David, Alexandra Codina’s moving portrait of a newlywed couple with Down syndrome, was named best documentary feature at the Tribeca Film Festival awards ceremony in New York last night (April 29). Special jury mention was given to Julia Bacha’s Budrus, a U.S./Israel/Palestine copro that examines one man’s efforts to save his Palestinian village from being divided by an Israeli-built barrier. Both films are playing during this year’s Hot Docs festival in Toronto. Brit filmmaker Clio Barnard was named best new documentary filmmaker for The Arbor. In the New York Competition categories, C. Scott Willis’ The Goodmans was named best New York documentary. Travis Senger’s White Lines & The Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug nabbed the best documentary short award, with special jury mention going to Nancy Kapitanoff and Sharon Yamato’s Out of Infamy: Michi Nishiura Weglyn.

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