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Documentary, International, Latinx

Midnight Family

In Mexico City’s wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. As they try to make a living in this cutthroat industry, the Ochoas struggle to keep their financial needs from
compromising the people in their care.

NR

Midnight Family

Synopsis

The Ochoa family runs a for-profit ambulance in Mexico City, competing with other EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. While making a living in this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from jeopardizing the people in their care. When a crackdown by corrupt police forces the family to try legitimizing their operation, their desperate financial situation pushes them into questionable practices even as they continue providing essential emergency medical services. In humanizing the Ochoas’ ethically compromised business, Midnight Family explores urgent questions around healthcare, the failings of government and the complexity of personal responsibility.

  • Director Luke Lorentzen
  • Producers Kellen Quinn, Luke Lorentzen, Daniela Alatorre, Elena Fortes
  • Featuring Juan Ochoa, Fer Ochoa, Josué Ochoa, Manuel Hernández
  • Runtime 90mins
  • Country Mexico

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