Sixteen-year-old Juan Carlos fled his abusive family and lived on the streets of Mexico City before finally landing at IPODERAC, a unique group home for boys. While receiving intensive therapy that helps them heal their emotional wounds, the youths here are also given the daily structure they so desperately need—and it’s not just about schoolwork. In order to learn valuable life skills, they run a business as artisanal goat-cheese producers, doing everything from milking the goats to selling the cheese.
Director Nicole Opper, who was once a volunteer at IPODERAC, shares their story in this uplifting documentary.
Director Nicole Opper and producer Kristan Cassady in person
Producer: Nicole Opper, Manuel Tsingaris, Carlo Corea | Editor: Manuel Tsingaris, Carlo Corea | Cinematographer: Nicole Opper