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Family Promise of Essex County, Inc. (FPE) Presents: Inocente and a live panel conversation

Expired November 22, 2020 4:45 AM
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Family Promise – Because Everyone Deserves a Home

This event starts with the film and then transitions to a “live” virtual panel conversation. See below for complete instructions and be sure to sign on EARLY to get yourself set up. If you have questions about the process, contact Danee Sarman, FPE Development Associate,

Our Panel Conversation, led by Gigi Loh, Vice President of the FPE Board of Directors, will feature

  • Inocente Izucar, the star of the film, herself!;
  • Taiisa Kelly, CEO of Monarch Housing, an expert on the current state of homelessness in New Jersey;
  • Rabbi David Greenstein, Congregation Shomrei Emunah, who has hosted FPE clients for 11 years; and 
  • a video from one of the families that is currently participating in the FPE program.

The chat box will be available for you to ask questions and make comments during the live panel conversation!

Event Schedule and Instructions for Saturday, November 14:


  • 6:30 to 6:45 pm: Sign on to your computer (see below) and make sure you are set up to view.
  • If your screen says “Pre-ordered successfully” you can simply click the “Watch Now” button when it appears at 7pmET to begin viewing. If your screen says “RSVP,” you will need to sign in to Eventive. If you have an account, enter your email and password. If you don’t have an account – DON’T WORRY! Just put in your email and a password and an account will be created for you and the page will take you to the “Watch Now” screen. 

  • 7:00 pm: Click the Watch Now button and enjoy the film, including a brief introduction from Family Promise of Essex County Staff.

  • 7:45 - 8:30 pm: After you enjoy the short documentary (40 minutes), return to the same screen and click on the “Live Panel Conversation" box. You will be able to view the live stream of the program with our presenters.

Use the “Chat Box” for comments and information as we go along. And please remember to support Family Promise of Essex County, Inc. (FPE)!

We know you will love the film – this film screening page will be active for a week after the event, so you can share this amazing story with friends and family. And please remember to encourage them to support FPE!


Inocente is a personal and vibrant coming of age story about a young artist's determination never to surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings. At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be thwarted because of the challenges facing her as an undocumented immigrant experiencing homelessness. Color is her personal revolution and its sweep on her canvases creates a world that looks nothing like her own dark past. Inocente is both a timeless story about the transformative power of art and a timely snapshot of the new face of homelessness in America: children. The obstacles are staggering, but the hope in her story proves her circumstances do not define her -- her dreams do.

Academy Award® Winner for Best Documentary Short, Inocente is an inspiring coming of age story of a 15-year-old girl in California. Though homeless and undocumented, she refuses to give up on her dream of being an artist.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    40 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    ages 10 and up
  • Director
    Sean Fine & Andrea Nix Fine
  • Producer
    Albie Hecht
  • Executive Producer
    Susan MacLaury
  • Cinematographer
    Sean Fine
  • Editor
    Jeff Consiglio
  • Composer
    Rick Witkowski