GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: Visitor's Day (Día de Visita)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 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, Mexico. 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.
Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Nicole Opper.
This discussion will be moderated by Professor Lisa Breglia, Associate Professor and Director of the Global Affairs Program and Global Interdisciplinary Programs.
Our event is sponsored by Film and Media Studies, Film and Video Studies, Global Affairs, Global Programs, History and Art History, Latin American Studies, English, University Libraries, University Life, Women and Gender Studies, and Delta Kappa Alpha.