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In addition to creating conversation about the power of images, Labragirl Pictures is dedicated to bringing lost voices and histories to the silver screen. Consequently, all of the films that we are currently working on bring new perspectiveslesser known stories, or ignored voices to cinematic life. So, in this series of “Lost Voices” blog posts, we will talk about films that explore untold stories or that introduce new perspectives.

Let’s talk film!

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Inocente (2012)

At this year’s Oscars, the directing duo of Andrea Nix-Fine and Sean Fine won best documentary short for their piece Inocente.

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Sean Fine expresses the lost voices sentiment  in his Oscar speech:

“…We feel like we need to start supporting the arts. They are dying in our communities. All of us artist and we need to stand up and help girls like her to be seen and heard. That’s so important.” — Sean Fine

Sean Fine’s Oscar Speech @ 1:26

Who is this ‘her’ Sean Fine mentions? She is Inocente Izucar.

Andrea Nix Fine, Inocente Izucar and Sean Fine after the Oscar win on February 24th, 2013 {Click on image link for source info.}

The short documentary, Inocente, explores the issue of homelessness among youth. It follows a young girl named Inocente Izucar as she starts to set up her first arts show in alliance with the nonprofit organization ARTS

“Just because I am homeless, doesn’t mean I don’t have a life. Because I do have a life”
-Inocente

If Only They Can See by Inocente. For more information of her work – http://www.inocenteart.com/ {Click on image link for source info.}

Inocente is told entirely in her own words.  There are some amazing shots of her painting. The camera is attached to the paint brush. The audiences sees each brush stroke almost as a sign of strength and resilience—her voice coming alive through the medium of art.  Apart from her artwork, the documentary also gives an insight into the world of being undocumented in the U.S.A. 

Inocente Trailer:

Inocente’s art work gives her a voice. This colorful documentary gives Inocente a platform to show the world she is more than just a homeless teenager, she is a true artist.

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Artwork from Inocente’s first Art Show {Click on image link for source info.} 

Do you agree with Sean Fine—are the arts dying in our communities?

Have you seen Inocente? What did you think of it?

Until Next Time,

Marilyn

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Previous “Lost Voices” Blog Entries

X’s Story Restored

The Stoning of Soraya M.

But Do Girls Cry?

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