Feature Documentary Competition | 81 min | 2019

MIDNIGHT FAMILY

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About the Film

 

In Mexico City, where the government permits only 30 ambulances for a population of over nine million, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. The crucial—albeit illicit—underground lifeline is riddled with bribery and conflicts. As the Ochoas try to make a living in this fraught industry, they struggle to keep their dire finances from compromising the people in their care. The documentary film won multiple awards at prestigious international film festivals such as the 35th Sundance Film Festival and the 16th Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival.

Film Info

Section Feature Documentary Competition
Year 2019
Length 81 min
Language Spanish, English with subtitles in English and Arabic
Country Mexico, United States
Premiere MENA Premiere

Film Credits

Director Luke Lorentzen
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Directed by: Luke Lorentzen