Official Festival Selection:
Hot Docs International Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
San Antonio Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival
Montclair Film Festival
Awareness Film Festival
DocuWest Film Festival
EBS Int'l Documentary Film Festival
Heartland Film Festival
Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival
Guadalajara International Film Festival
United Nations Association Film Festival
Helsinki Short Film Festival
St. Louis International Film Festival

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Inocente is an intensely personal coming of age feature 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 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, and incorporating animation of her own design, 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 control of her own destiny. Inocente is both a timeless story about the transformative power of art and a timely snapshot of the new face of homelessness in America – children.