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Inocente

40' (ENG, GER)
The Academy Award winning documentary Inocente follows the life of a homeless Latina teenager in San Diego.

With the help of her colourful, whimsical art works, she breaks away from the hopelessness entrenched in the daily life of an undocumented immigrant. Inocente is a personal, vibrant coming of age documentary about a young artist’s determination to not surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings. Hers is not just a story of survival, but also of resilience.

At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be caged by her life as an undocumented immigrant forced to live homeless for the last nine years. Color is her personal revolution and its extraordinary sweep on her canvas creates a world that looks nothing like her own dark past— a past punctuated by a father deported for domestic abuse, an alcoholic and defeated mother of four who once took her daughter by the hand to jump off a bridge together, and an endless shuffle year after year through the city's overcrowded homeless shelters.

We come to Inocente's story as she realizes her life is at a turning point, and for the first time, she decides to take charge of her own destiny. Irreverent, flawed and funny, she's now channeling her irrepressible personality into a future she controls.

Academy Award® Winner Best Documentary Short Subject

Original Title: Inocente
Year: 2012
Length: 40' (ENG, GER)
Resolution: HD
Film by: Andrea Nix Fine
Produced by: Inocente Films

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