By Nico 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 refuge for abandoned and homeless boys ages 6-18. Welcomed into the group home, he and his fellow “brothers” are carefully nurtured by the dedicated staff who ensure they receive the education, training and emotional support they need to heal the scars that haunt them.
VISITOR'S DAY follows Juan Carlos throughout the most transformative year of his life, as he finds the strength to overcome his sense of abandonment and forgive his father for the past. Along the way, we witness other boys working to overcome their own traumas with the support of counselors, educators and volunteers at IPODERAC.