ABOUT ‘INOCENTE’

Sep. 12, 2013 @ 04:54 PM

A free, public screening of “Inocente,” the Oscar-winning documentary, takes place at 7 p.m. Monday in White Lecture Hall on Duke University’s East Campus. The artist, Inocente, will be there to answer questions afterward. A reception will be held about 8:15 p.m. in the Frederic Jameson Gallery in the Friedl building (two doors down from the screening). Currently on exhibit: “Out of the Shadows: Undocumented and Unafraid,” an art project created by Duke MFA graduate Annabel Manning and local youth connected with the Immigrant Youth Forum.
The film will also be screened, for some 300 Durham high school students, at 10:30 a.m. at the Holton Career and Resource Center. Inocente will be there for questions. She will also help some of the high school students and Duke students create a mural and decorate/redesign clothing just as she does in the film.
These events are sponsored by the Program in Latino/Latina Studies in the Global South at Duke and supported by other organizations including the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UNC and Duke. “It is a film that affirms and illuminates many of the hardships that children in the U.S. live with today while also providing a vision of what’s possible,” said Emily Chavez, Consortium outreach program coordinator.