ARTS & CULTURE
02/04/2014 04:14 pm ET | Updated Feb 04, 2014

Artist Shows 'What Happens When Homosexuality Meets Poverty'

A short film about an Argentine artist named Ioshua chronicles the man's quest to fit in and stand out at the same time. But there are a lot of obstacles in his way.

"What happens when homosexuality meets poverty in a slum in South America and turns the life of the writer and visual artist Ioshua into a stereotype-challenging-icon?" the Vimeo description notes.

A chronicler of gay life through comic-book-like sketches, Ioshua describes his rebuffed efforts to break into the arts scene in Buenos Aires. Then he makes a fateful move that vaults him to greater recognition.

The film, "IOSHUA -- Escaping From a Shantytown Closet," by Juan Delgado, is getting another look by some outlets since it was posted on Vimeo in 2012.

The story of a struggling artist who overcame his circumstance still resonates.

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