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LatinoBuzz: Interview With Inocente Izucar

LatinoBuzz: Interview With Inocente Izucar

LatinoBuzz:
What
made you pick up the paint brush in the first place?

Inocente:
it was
just there, as if it had been waiting for me to take it on a journey. 

LatinoBuzz:
5 people
who you would want to watch a sunset with if you could…

Inocente: Irene De Watteville
would be one, she is my french tatta! She has such a way of life, I just admire
her so so much, she is who I look up too! 2, Daniel Day-Lewis: I met him once
and that’s all it took for me to fall in love with his soul and way of
thinking. 3: Kyle Bowen: Everyone falls in love with him! Even me! But
shhhh dont tell! Hahaha, he is the sweetest, most thoughtful person I’ve ever
met. 4: Luna and Bun Bun: they are my bunnies! they make me laugh, I have
never taken them to see a sunset so I think I would enjoy seeing them
experience that. 5: Zobrino: He is a little stuffed bunny I have, he was
given to me by my tatta Irene! He is a a ball of fun, but don’t let his sweet
face fool you, he can be mischievous at times.

LatinoBuzz:
You said
in the film that you have some impossible dreams. Are they? You lived in a
homeless shelter at 15 yet on February 24th you were on stage at the Oscars. Do
you still believe that? 

Inocente: I guess not…

Latinobuzz: What’s your hearts
definition of “Home”?

Inocente: Home is not just a safe
place, but a place I look forward to going too, looking forward to cleaning and
fixing, also home is a place you share with people you love. 

LatinoBuzz:
What do
you hope your art does to anyone who wants to give up?

Inocente: Hopefully makes them not
wanna give up! I have always thought that we must never regret, because there’s
no going back, just alot of bad energy. Look forward to the future, look
forward to a brand new shiny day! 

Latinobuzz: You are incredibly
poetic in your words and art – have you ever thought about writing books or
making films?

Inocente: Oh, I’d love to write a
children’s book, not just one but many, many children’s books, actually me and
Kyle (Kyle
 Bowen) have some book ideas already. 

Latinobuzz: Pick a song that
represents your life:

Inoncente: ‘Whip it’ by DEVO! 

LatinoBuzz:
You did
an art workshop here in NYC in the Bronx. Were you made aware of the
environment the kids you were talking to where from? And how did that affect
you that you were asked to present it to them? 

Inocente: It’s always nice to see
how they react, because we are the same in way to many ways, they understood me
and I understood them. It was such an honor that they let me show the movie to
them, I miss all of them, I remember a lot of there sweet faces.

LatinoBuzz: Does immigration inspire
your art?

Inocente:
Honestly,
not really. 

LatinoBuzz:
“In
10 years from now…”

Inocente:
I never
focus on the years. I focus on the days. We must take life day by day, when we
plan to much it usually never goes according to plan, I try to just look
forward to the next day and that’s about it. 

 

Written
by
 Juan Caceres and Vanessa Erazo,
LatinoBuzz is a weekly feature on
 SydneysBuzz that highlights Latino indie talent and upcoming
trends in Latino film with the specific objective of presenting a broad range
of Latino voices. Follow
 @LatinoBuzz on Twitter and Facebook    

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