OMFG YESSSS! ‘Inocente’ Earned an Oscar Nod For Best Documentary Short!

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The 2013 Oscar nominations are out, and MTV is doing a little happy dance. The MTV film “Inocente” has been nominated for Best Documentary Short! “Inocente” is an eye-opening film about an artistic homeless teenage girl who defies stereotypes and turns her life around.

15-year-old Inocente Izucar is an undocumented Latina who has spent her life homeless and has a colorful and amazing talent for art. She’s never lived in any place more than three months at a time. Still, she attends school — but tries to make sure her classmates don’t know she’s homeless out of fear for being judged. But she’s far from alone in her circumstances — 1 in 45 American kids are living on the streets or in motels or shelters.

We’ve got our fingers crossed about the Oscar nom, but this is also a great opportunity to learn more about homelessness and immigration. Inocente grew up in circumstances beyond her control. Her talent, perseverance and intelligence take her down a new, better path, but some people need more help getting out of a situation like homelessness. We encourage you to check out “Inocente” and to learn more about the issues by taking action below!

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ARTS: A Reason To Survive

ARTS: A Reason To Survive

Check out the non-profit that helped transform Inocente's life: ARTS: A Reason To Survive.