Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness welcomed Inocente to Seattle Sept. 26-28, 2013. Inocente is the unstoppable teenage Latina artist from San Diego who inspired the beautiful film INOCENTE, this year's Academy Award™ winner for Best Documentary Short.
See highlights from Inocente's visit on our Facebook page.
Listen to her interview with KIRO Radio's Rachel Belle during the "Ron & Don Show" and see the gorgeous cover story about her in Real Change News.
About her Visit
During her visit, Inocente also conducted a workshop for the youth served by Sanctuary Art Center in Seattle’s University District, attended a screening of INOCENTE at Seattle Art Museum Friday night, Sept. 27, and led arts activities at Family Day at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center.
About the Film
The film chronicles this irresistibly likable young girl who has overcome poverty and homelessness to win widespread recognition for her whimsical, colorful artworks. See the trailer here, and read this beautiful review of the film by our grad assistant Perry Firth, on Firesteel.
About the Event
Tickets were $5 for both the film and reception. The Sanctuary Screenprinting package for $25 included a movie ticket plus a youth-designed T-shirt. Ticket sales benefited SAC’s arts programs for homeless youth and young adults.
The event was presented by Seattle University in partnership with Seattle Art Museum and Sanctuary Art Center, and supported by numerous community partner organizations.
About Sanctuary Art Center
Sanctuary Art Center is the arts organization serving homeless youth and young adults in Seattle’s University District. Through the Sanctuary Screenprinting program, SAC employs homeless youth and young adults in 10-week internships where they learn not only the trade of screenprinting, but also employment and job skills.
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