by analilia on July 12, 2013

I might be late to the game with this post, but I finally got the chance to see the short film called Inocente this week. It won an Oscar this year for best documentary short subject. The film is about Inocente, a 15 year old girl who has been homeless with her mom and two brothers since the age of 7.  As the synopsis says, “She never knows what her day will bring, but she knows at least it will always begin with paint.”  This film is inspiring, it’s sad (I cried so many times), yet it has a very powerful message.  I encourage all of you to rent it on iTunes. And if you’re a teacher, share it with your students!


This film also highlights the non-profit organization A Reason To Survive (ARTS), which gives kids facing difficulties in the San Diego area to have a place where they can express themselves creatively through art. Their mission statement is “A Reason To Survive is dedicated to providing, supporting, and advocating for arts programs that heal, inspire, and empower youth facing adversity.”  It’s a beautiful organization that really makes a difference in so many lives.  If you have some extra money,  please donate to ARTS.

Inocente Trailer from Jeff Consiglio on Vimeo.

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