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Midnight Family (2019)

Midnight Family
Running time: 81 min. | Genre: Documentaries, Medical science, Poverty, Social drama
Midnight Family

Synopsis

In the midst of high-speed ambulance rides, we meet the Ochoas, a ragtag family of private paramedics, who try desperately every day to be the first responders to critically injured patients. In a city where the government operates only 45 emergency ambulances for a population of over nine million, the family acts as a crucial—but unregistered—underground lifeline. But the job is riddled with police bribes and cutthroat competition. And even though the Ochoa family has a reputation for being trustworthy, they must reckon with the sudden escalation in bribes that could force them to wade into the ethically questionable practice of making money off of patients in dire straits.

Nominations & Awards

Sundance Film Festival

Special Jury Award - Documentary (EEUU)
WINNER
Grand Jury Prize - Best Documentary (EEUU)
NOMINATED

Stockholm Film Festival

Bronze Horse - Best Documentary
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

Midnight Family

Producer

Coproducción México-Estados Unidos; Hedgehog Films, No Ficción

Running time

81 min.

Screenwriter

Luke Lorentzen

Music

Los Shajatos

Cinematography

Luke Lorentzen

Year

2019

Country

Mexico Mexico

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