The healing power of art
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I love documentaries that inspire and "Inocente" is mostdef one that will be amazing.
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From Huffington post by Lee Hernandez
MTV isn't exactly known for telling stories about the plight of homeless teenage immigrants and the transformative power of art. But that's about to change!
On August 17th (10:00 p.m. ET/PT), the network that brought us "The Jersey Shore" and the more recent spinoff, "Snooki and JWOWW," will air the premiere of Shine Global's award-winning documentary "Inocente," a heartbreaking film that tells the story of a resilient 15 year-old Latina named Inocente who, as an undocumented homeless immigrant, refuses to surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings and steadfastly pursues her dream of becoming an artist.
Although the young Latina star of the documentary is unique as an artist, her story, sadly, isn't so unique.
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, there are about 1.7 million homeless youth under the age of 18 in the United States. To date, this country continues to have the largest number of homeless women and children of any industrialized nation. MTV is hoping that the film, which won the "Best Documentary Short" at the 2012 San Antonio Film Festival, will help shed a light on current issues of immigration and homelessness in America, by putting a human face on those issues.
That face, is the face of "Innocente," whose father was deported for domestic abuse, and who has since, year after year, moved from homeless shelter to homeless shelter, while also facing the constant threat of deportation. The documentary is told entirely in her own words, and shows how the young Latina survives and overcomes numerous obstacles through the healing power of art.
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