No miss: MTV airs award winning film 'Inocente' Aug. 17 (VIDEO)
By April MacIntyre Aug 14, 2012, 15:12 GMT
Inocente paints “Masters of Disguise.” Credit: Sean Fine
Tune in alert for MTV's special airing of 'Inocente' -the story of a talented 15-year-old Latina who refuses to surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings, coming Friday, August 17 at 10/9c on MTV.
Shine Global's powerful documentary “Inocente” was the winner of “Best Documentary Short” at the 2012 San Antonio Film Festival, and tells the story of a talented 15 year-old Latina who, as an undocumented homeless immigrant, refuses to surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings and fiercely pursues her dream of becoming an artist.
By chronicling the journey of this immensely talented young woman, the documentary sheds light on the current lightning rod issues of immigration and homelessness in America in a strikingly personal way.
Color is Inocente Izucar’s personal revolution. Its extraordinary sweep on her canvases creates a world that looks nothing like her own dark past. Inocente survived life’s greatest challenges, punctuated by a father deported for domestic abuse and an endless shuffle, year after year, through the city’s overcrowded homeless shelters and the constant threat of deportation.
Told entirely in her words, the documentary joins Inocente at a turning point in her life, when, for the first time, she decides to take control of her own destiny.