02/26/2013 09:17 am ET

Inocente Izucar, Latina Artist, On Documentary About Her Life Winning An Oscar

When Inocente Izucar was 15, undocumented and homeless, she blamed herself for her father being deported for domestic abuse. Her mother once took her by the hand to jump off a bridge together in order to put an end to their hardship. The young girl stopped her mother — to Inocente life may be hard sometimes, but she always sees beauty around her and demonstrates it through her colorful artwork.

For years, she had been waiting for the day that would change her life. Yesterday was that day. The film that captured two years of her life, called “Inocente,” won an Oscar Award in the Best Documentary Short category.

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