Almost always there is no moment when I am watching TV or watching a movie that I say “hey that person is just like me” or ”we share similar stories”. There is no undocumented person featured on VH1 , on Univision’s novelas , or even featured in one of Oprah’s episodes. Our stories are never told, highlighted , or featured in those spaces; and if there are undocumented stories featured it is always about this 4.0 GPA perfect good student . No spaces for narratives that reflect our stories. It is because of this reason that I am looking forward to Inocente. For those that have not seen it , here is the trailer:
This film highlights the life of an amazing 15 year old who we all can relate to ( undocumented like us). It brings forward the intersection of homelessness, immigration and art. Inocente will be airing on MTV ( Friday August 17 , 2012 10pm ET/PT ) . Make sure to Tune in.