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Midnight Family

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  • Tickets: €8/€7
  • Date: Mon, 11th Nov 2019
  • Time: 15:45 - 17:06
  • Duration: 81 mins
  • Venue: Triskel Christchurch
  • Director: Luke Lorentzen
  • Country: Mexico, USA
  • Language(s): Subtitled
  • Year: 2019

In Mexico City, there are fewer than 45 public ambulances serving a population of nine million. The Ochoa family are not the only ones to sense this is an opportunity as they spend their nights operating a privately owned ambulance, listening for emergency calls and getting the injured to hospitals in hope of being paid for their efforts. As they race through neon-lit streets against competing emergency squads, or deal with corrupt cops, it is possible to mistake Midnight Family for an action thriller, yet Luke Lorentzen’s award-winning depiction of health care in extremis is powerfully focussed on urgent social issues that are very real. MH

Winner, US Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography, Sundance Film Festival
2019 Winner, Grand Jury Award, Sheffield Doc/Fest, 2019


Triskel Christchurch
Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street
Cork City, Cork T12 WYY0 Ireland
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