her story Friday night on MTV in the
short documentary Inocente, which was
written and directed by Oscar nominees Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine.
Inocente Izucar, 18, grew up homeless. She’s undocumented.
She’s a flamboyant, bold-as-brass, entirely honest artist. And she’s telling
Why do we love
Inocente? Let us count the ways…
When you look at Inocente’s paintings, they are just as whimsical
and joyous as their creator’s name suggests. But just because her work is
filled with bright colors and cuddly creatures doesn’t mean that’s been
In the documentary, she talks about what it was like to
convince her mother not to jump off a bridge and commit suicide. She talks
about how she’s never lived in one place for more than three months, about the
bullies that plagued her at school, about her fear that she won’t make it as an
artist. Her story is emotional and
showcases the vulnerability lurking just under the surface. But it also
illustrates how she has persevered, despite the odds. And that’s what puts it
at the top of our must list.
documentary’s trailer below…
See? You love her
too, right? Watch Inocente at 10 p.m.
tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 17, on MTV. To learn more about the documentary, click
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 8/16/2012 5:19:00 PM
POSTED IN In the News, Goal Getter, Get Inspired