Inocente Izucar, featured in Shine Global’s film INOCENTE, was interviewed last Friday on Current TV’s “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm.” The former Governor of Michigan was inpired by how articulately Inocente speaks for the arts, about the difficulties of homelessness and how to keep a positive attitude, even in tough circumstances.
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The number of homeless students has skyrocketed to 1 million (most likely an underestimate). And during the 2010–11 school year, 44 states experienced an increase in homeless students.
The documentary directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine tells the story of 15-year-old Inocente who has spent the last 9 years homeless and undocumented in San Diego. “I just woke up every day with a positive outlook. Because every day is a new day,” she says on how she survived. “You can’t change the past, so you can only change the future and just never giving up hope.”