Formerly Homeless SD Teenager Stars in Oscar Nominated Documentary

Artwork in Izucar’s exhibit.

Inocente Izucar, a formerly homeless seventeen year old artist from San Diego, is the subject of a MTV film entitled Inocente, now nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Short category.  After nine years of hopping shelters with her mother and siblings, Izucar has recently put on a successful exhibition in New York, and can now afford an apartment in Chula Vista. She fell in love with the visual arts when, at the age of twelve, she began participating in a program through ARTS, A Reason To Survive – a San Diego-based nonprofit that provides children facing adversity with therapeutic art opportunities. The documentary chronicles two years of her youth spent developing her talent while struggling with homelessness on the streets of San Diego.