Another Oscar Film Presented at UNAFF

March 21, 2013

photoThe United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) is delighted to announce that Inocente won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. Congratulations to filmmakers Andrea Fine, Sean Fine, Yael Melamede, Emanuel Michael, Albie Hecht and Susan MacLaury.  The film screened at the 2012 UNAFF as a Bay Area Premiere and was universally acknowledged as a masterpiece of storytelling.

is an intensely personal and vibrant coming of age documentary about a young artist’s fierce determination to never surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings.  At fifteen, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be caged by her life as an undocumented immigrant forced to live homeless for the past nine years. Told entirely in her own words, 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. Directed by Academy Award- nominated directors and three time Emmy Award winners, Sean and Andrea Fine bring unknown human stories to the screen. They have worked in over thirty countries, from dangerous war zones to the Arctic Circle.
Inocente was screened at the 2012 festival as part of the UNAFF IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM in East Palo Alto. Please visit for more details www.unaff.org

Over the past 16 years, 22 documentaries shown at UNAFF have received Oscar nominations and 6 have won Academy Awards.

SAVE THE DATE: The 16th UNAFF will be held from October 17-27, 2013 in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco. The theme for this year is INDIVIDUAL TO UNIVERSAL.

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