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Film Screening at the "E": Inocente

02 Nov 2012 10:28 PM | Todd Buegler (Administrator)

The 2013 Extravaganza will host a special screening of the documentary film "INOCENTE" on Sunday, January 27 in the Grand Ballroom.  INOCENTE is an intensely personal and vibrant coming of age documentary about a young artist’s fierce determination to never surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings.

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 canvases 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, an endless shuffle year after year through the city’s overcrowded homeless shelters and the constant threat of deportation.  Read more...

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