Film featuring local teenage artist Inocente Izucar wins Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject
SAN DIEGO - A documentary film featuring a teenage artist from San Diego has won an Oscar.
"Inocente," which tells the story of Inocente Izucar's journey through art and pain, won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject during the 85th Academy Awards.
On the red carpet, she was stunning in a crème-colored gown.
"Everyone started calling and getting really excited," said Izucar when she first learned that the film was an Oscar nominee. "This is really exciting."
On Sunday, as she stood in between the directors who told her story, she seemed miles away from the pain she endured in San Diego. After her father was deported for domestic violence, Izucar, her mother and her siblings became homeless. The family moved from shelter to shelter.
In the documentary, Izucar's mother says things got so hopeless that plans were made for the entire family to jump off the Coronado Bay Bridge before Izucar talked her out of it.
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