GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: Visitor's Day with Nicole Opper

Visitor's Day (Día de Visita)

April 19, 2017, Wednesday 7:30pm

Johnson Center Cinema 

Documentary screening and discussion with director Nicole Opper

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, MX. IPODERAC 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.

DOC NYC 2016 Visitor's Day website.  

Interview with Nicole Opper

Our screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Nicole Opper. 

Film and Media Studies, Film and Video Studies, Global Affairs, Global Programs, Latin American Studies, University Libraries, University Life, Women and Gender Studies, and Delta Kappa Alpha.

Information: Cynthia Fuchs