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Academy Award Winner, Best Documentary Short Subject

With Executive Director Susan MacLaury

Thursday, April 20

7:30 pm

MSU Main Library Green Room

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.

Told entirely in her own words, 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. Irreverent, flawed and funny, she’s now channeling her irrepressible personality into a future she controls. Her talent has finally been noticed, and if she can create a body of work in time, she has an opportunity to put on her first art show. Meanwhile, her family life is at a tense impasse – – if she legally emancipates herself from her mother to strike out on her own, she’ll risk placing her brothers in foster care, but to stay is unbearable.

Cosponsored by:

Media and Information Department

Film Studies Program

Journalism Department

The MSU Media Sandbox

Chicano/Latino Studies Program

The Julian Samora Research Institute

The College of Arts and Letters

The College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Green Room (Main Library: 4 West)
Library Film Series