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November 8th, 2014, 4:15pm – 6:00pm
University of Winnipeg, Room 1L11 (Lockhart Hall), 515 Portage Avenue

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. At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be thwarted by her life as an undocumented immigrant living homeless for the last nine years. Colour is her personal revolution and its extraordinary sweep on her canvases creates a world that looks nothing like her own world. Her past is punctuated by a father deported for domestic abuse, an alcoholic and defeated mother of four and an endless shuffle through San Diego’s homeless shelters under threats of deportation. Despite this history, Inocente envisions a world transformed. Her talent has finally been noticed, and she has an opportunity to put on her first art show. The hope in Inocente’s story proves that the hand she has been dealt does not define her; her dreams do. Numerous Awards including Best Short Documentary, 2013 Academy Awards