Oundle Cinema dOCs+ presents
Wednesday 15th April (7.30pm)
MIDNIGHT FAMILY (15)
Fletton House, Oundle
Glapthorn Road, PE8 4JA
Director: Luke Lorentzen 1hr 21min
A fast-paced documentary that has the feel of a crime thriller. A look at the results of creating a minimal and unfettered state. In Mexico City, the government operates fewer than 45 emergency ambulances for a population of nine million. This has spawned an underground industry of for-profit ambulances often run by people with little or no training or certification. An exception in this ethically fraught, cutthroat industry, the Ochoa family struggles to keep their financial needs from jeopardizing the people in their care. When a crackdown by corrupt police pushes the family into greater hardship, they face increasing moral dilemmas even as they continue providing essential emergency medical services.
"Gripping.. The film achieves a powerful measure of suspense that’s intricately tied up in its despairing sociological depiction of a system that’s come apart at the seams." Nick Schager, Variety.
Sundance: Best Cinematography Award; Sheffield Doc Festival: Grand Jury Award