Friday, March 29th, 6:30pm
Women around the world have something in common: Power.
Documentaries on making history.
Curated by Amanda Lopez, Tatiyana Jenkins and Erika Howard of Docwomen.com
A Women's History Month Special
**Winner of the 2013 Best 'Documentary Short Subject' Oscar**
Andrea Nix and Sean Fine, 2012, 40min
In San Diego, a young teenage girl’s eyes stare into a compact mirror. She paints a dramatic black swirl around her eye. She never knows what her day will bring, but she knows at least it will always begin with paint. Inocente is an intensely personal and vibrant coming of age documentary about a young artist’s fierce determination to never surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings. Hers is not just a story of survival, but of resilience. 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 canvas 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, and an endless shuffle year after year through the city’s overcrowded homeless shelters.
Post screening Q&A with Inocente producer Yael Melamede.
This is the first of a quarterly series with Erika Howard and Docwomen.com
Docwomen is a film screening series highlighting social issues that affect women and girls within the US and internationally. The initiative also creates meaningful outreach and audience engagement through insightful panel discussions, and collaborates with art institutions, universities, and non-profit organizations to inspire advocacy and social change on grassroots and policy levels.