Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The film Innocente Wins Academy Award


ImmigrationProf previously posted about the film Innocente. We failed to mention that it was honored with an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject.  Here is a brief synopsis

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.



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