“Dear people of the world, just because I’m homeless doesn’t mean I don’t have a life because I do have a life. I’m a girl who likes to jump in puddles and who likes flowers. When I paint I feel happy so it’s a good way to start my mornings. Just paint. On Something”– Inocente Izucar
I love the oscars and was elated that the film Inocente won Best Short last night. It follows a young Latina immigrant in San Diego growing up homeless with a less than ideal family life, who finds purpose and peace through making art. With help from the program Arts: A Reason to Survive she is given a chance to create work for a solo exhibition. It truly is a film that’s beautiful, heart-breaking and inspiring. You can watch the entire short film HERE.