Sixteen-year-old Juan Carlos ran away from an abusive home and lived on the streets of Mexico City for years before finding his way to IPODERAC, a unique group home and social enterprise located in Puebla, Mexico. The institution is defined by a strong sense of brotherhood and sustained by the sale of artisanal goat cheese.
Visitor’s Day is an observational documentary that follows Juan Carlos throughout the most transformative year of his life, as he finds the strength to return to Mexico City to overcome his sense of abandonment and forgive his father for the past. Along the way we watch other boys overcome their own obstacles with the support of the extraordinary staff at IPODERAC.
- year 2016
- rating TN
- runtime 75
- director Nicole Opper
- country USA
- Genre Coming of Age, Documentary, Female Filmmaker, Latin/South American
- Programs Focus