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"Inocente" Picks Up An Oscar At 2013 Academy Awards

Media Alert–26th February
For Immediate Release

The Documentary New Zealand Trust presents
The Documentary Edge International Festival 2013.

“Inocente” Picks Up An Oscar At 2013 Academy Awards

Inocente, a documentary by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix and part of this year’s Documentary Edge International Film Festival, has won an Oscar for “Best Documentary – short form” at the 2013 Academy Awards.

The personal and vibrant coming of age story about a young artist's determination never to surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings beat out Kings Point, Open Heart, Redemption and Mondays at Racine – which also features in the 2013 festival programming.

At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be caged by being an undocumented immigrant forced to live homeless for the last nine years. Colour is her personal revolution and its sweep on her canvases creates a world that looks nothing like her own dark past.

Inocente is both a timeless story about the transformative power of art and a timely snapshot of the new face of homelessness in America: children. The challenges are staggering, but the hope in her story proves that the hand she has been dealt does not define her, her dreams do.

The Documentary Edge International Film Festival 2013 runs:
Auckland – 11th – 21st April, Q Theatre, Queen Street
Wellington – 9th – 19th May, Reading Cinemas Courtney and The Film Archive


For more information and to keep up to speed with the latest news regarding the 2013 season, visit.


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