We may try to keep things light and make silly, generally unfunny jokes here at Memoryhouse, but we’re the first to admit we have a real soft-spot for underdog stories.
“I don’t know if I’m strong, or whatever, but I think it’s about time I go my own way. If you want your dreams to come true, you have to make them come true.”
Inocente, a Shine Global-produced and Kickstarter-funded independent documentary, tells the story of a lively, artistic fifteen year-old girl who paints her face like a canvas and turns the streets into her own private art gallery. But Inocente is not just an aspiring artist, she’s also homeless, tearfully telling us that she hasn’t had a home since she and her mother escaped her physically abusive father when she was six years old. Buoyant and bittersweet, heart-wrenching and awe-inspiring, Inocente travels along an ever-twisting trajectory to reveal that even the worst situations can be transcended through art and story-telling. And that’s why we love it.