We are very pleased to announce that Shine Global’s latest film INOCENTE will premier at the 36th Cleveland International Film Festival. For the past 36 years, the CIFF has been the premier film event in Ohio. Today the CIFF presents a full survey of contemporary international and American Independent filmmaking, with more than 150 features and 130 short subjects from approximately 60 countries. Last year almost 80,000 people attended to watch films and to meet and mingle with visiting filmmakers from around the world.
CIFF’s mission is to promote artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community (In other words, as they say, to “present the newest and best films from around the world, and … do everything in o[their] power to make sure that [their] audience learns something along the way — about other cultures, about the topic at hand, about the experience from the filmmakers themselves.)
INOCENTE is a personal and vibrant coming of age story about a young artist’s determination never to surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings. 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. Color 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. Please click here to view the trailer.
|Wednesday, March 28
|Thursday, March 29
*Tickets are not yet on sale. Visit http://www.clevelandfilm.org/festival/films/2012/inocente for more information