IPODERAC's Children Fund (ICF) is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization committed to the work of IPODERAC in Puebla, Mexico. IPODERAC is a home for abandoned, homeless children ages 6-18 that ensures they get an education and training for jobs, combined with life skills to be self sufficient. A social enterprise, IPODERAC, raises 75% of its operating funds from the sale of artisan goat cheese, goat’s milk soap and carpentry items.
Visiting IPODERAC is a special experience that creates a love of the organization and the desire to support it. The next best thing is to see the documentary, Visitor's Day, that will premiere in Washington DC on June 23 and 26, 2016 at the AFI DOCS festival. This international documentary film festival provides the first of what we hope will be many opportunities to showcase IPODERAC'S exemplary work over the past 50 years with boys. As we embark on building a home for girls to launch IPODERAC's next 50 years, we hope you join us in support of educational opportunity and economic self-sufficiency for abandoned children.
- Raise awareness of the plight of children, including their families, who live and/or work on the streets of Mexico and have been socially excluded.
- Support the development and implementation of effective programs for the reintegration into society of socially excluded children.
- Identify and support projects and organizations which focus on children and families in vulnerable situations.
We appreciate your support and thank you for getting to know our work and our purpose. If you would like to contact us for more information about IPODERAC or want to know more about how you can help, click here.
Visitor's Day will be showing at the following film festivals around the world:
Miami Film Festival
March 3 - 12, 2017
Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara
March 10 - 17, 2017
San Diego Latino Film Festival
March 16 - 26, 2017
San Diego, CA
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
March 23 - 26, 2017
RiverRun International Film Festival
March 30 - April 9, 2017
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. 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.
- Photos copyright Max Davis Company, 2014