Inocente + Live Filmmaker Q&A December 9th 8pmET

Inocente + Live Filmmaker Q&A December 9th 8pmET


Inocente + Live Filmmaker Q&A December 9th 8pmET


Join Shine Global, Directors Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, Inocente, and Moderator Susan MacLaury for a virtual screening of Inocente and a live Q&A.  Watch the film anytime before the Q&A from the comfort of your own home.

LIVE Filmmaker Q&A
Wednesday, December 9th

How to Watch

1. Click here to go the screening page on Eventive

2. If your screen says “Watch Now” simply click to begin viewing. If your screen says “Unlock” enter your email and password (you will need to create an account with Eventive if you don’t have one already) to secure a ticket and the page will take you to the “Watch Now” screen.

3. You have 7 days to begin watching the film after unlocking.  Once you begin watching, you have 48 hours to complete the film.  You can watch at anytime before the panel discussion – the film is 40 minutes long.

4.  On December 9th at 8pmET the same page will host the live Q&A.  You must be signed into your account to view.  You can type questions and comments into the chat box.

5. If you’d like to make it a Movie Night, follow this timeline to join in the fun simultaneously with the filmmakers and friends across the country:

Wednesday, December 9th
7:15pm ET (NY) / 4:15pm PT (CA)
Log in to Eventive to watch Inocente from the comfort of your home. The film is 40 minutes long.

8:00pm ET (NY) / 5pm PT (CA)
Participate in our live Q&A

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to for assistance and you can view the Help from Eventive


This Oscar-winning personal and vibrant coming of age story is 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.

Running Time: 40 minutes | Rating: ages 10 and up

Sean Fine & Andrea Nix Fine – Directors

Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine are Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award-winning filmmakers. Critics have hailed their unique storytelling style as “unflinching”, “spirit-raising” and “visually ravishing.” The Fines filmmaking collaboration started when they met while making films for National Geographic. In 2003, they married and started directing together. Additionally, Andrea is the writer and Sean is the cinematographer on all their films.

Their other film with Shine Global, War/Dance, was nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary. The Fines HBO documentary feature, Life According to Sam, chronicles a family’s race against time to save their son from an extremely rare and fatal disease, debuted at Sundance, was shortlisted for the 2014 Academy Awards for Best Documentary and was also honored with a Peabody and Emmy Award that same year. The Fines first gained acclaim for their 2008 film, War/Dance, the inspiring story about the power of music to heal and transform the lives of children living in Uganda’s war zone. War/Dance won numerous awards including two Emmys for Best Documentary and Best Cinematography, the Sundance Film Festival’s award for Best Documentary Direction, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Most recently, the Fines have focused their storytelling style behind launching a social impact studio, Change Content. Change Content is currently developing a roster of features, limited series and a Broadway musical based on true stories. In addition, they are commercially represented by Interrogate. Their client list features incredible collaborations across brands like Gatorade, Gillette, Verizon, Tumi and Smithsonian, featuring such talents as Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx, Lindsey Vonn and Constance Wu.

They currently live in Washington, D.C.

Albie Hecht – Producer & Co-Founder of Shine Global

ALBIE HECHT is a Co-Founder of Shine Global. He is the Chief Content Officer of a kids and family brand. He was recently the head of the HLN Network and prior to that, he was the CEO of Worldwide Biggies, a digital studio creating transmedia content for film and TV. Before creating Biggies, Albie was President of Film and Television Entertainment at Nickelodeon, where he developed Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer and co-created and executive produced “The Kids Choice Awards.” As creator and President of Spike TV, Albie brought the UFC franchise to the channel. He won awards for his documentary “True Dads: the Story of American Fatherhood” with Bruce Willis. In the movies, he produced the Oscar®-nominated animated feature Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Shine Global’s first film, the Oscar®-nominated feature documentary, War/Dance, the Oscar® winner Inocente, and 1 Way Up.

Is Social Media Good or Bad: Kids Give Advice

Is Social Media Good or Bad: Kids Give Advice


Is Social Media Good or Bad? Kids Give Advice


By Sean Conrad

“Is Social Media Good Or Bad” is one of the most-searched questions on the internet. Asking google that question might even be what brought you to this webpage! But sometimes even Google doesn’t have the answers to the questions we seek, which is why I’ve started a new YouTube series for Academy Award-winning non-profit Shine Global called Kids Give Advice where I ask the youth of NYC the internet’s most-searched questions. Watch this week’s episode below, about the pros and cons of social media:


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